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2016.11.24 | Agriculture and food

Video: Parasite control for organic ruminants

Gastrointestinal parasitism is a major challenge to the health and welfare of organic livestock. Although considerable research has taken place on alternative parasite control, farmers are still hesitating to implement novel approaches. In this video, Spiridoula Athanasiadou explains how the PrOPara project wants to change this.

2016.11.22 | Agriculture and food

Video: „COBRA pulled in a lot of national dispersed research”

The COBRA network linked up existing organic breeding initiatives from 40 partners and 20 countries. In this video, COBRA coordinator Bruce Pearce from the Organic Research Centre summarizes some of the most important achievements.

2016.11.08 | Agriculture and food

Pre - Announcement of the CORE Organic call 2016 with cofunds from the EU

The Pre-announcement of the CORE Organic 2016 call is now available. CORE Organic will publish the final call for transnational research proposals in organic food and farming systems in the beginning of December 2016, including guidance for the applicants and the national rules and priorities.

2016.11.04 | Agriculture and food

Video: Progress in drying and cooling of organic products

The SusOrganic project aims to improve the drying and cooling/freezing processes for organic products in terms of sustainability and product quality. In this video, SusOrganic coordinator Barbara Sturm from the University of Kassel summarizes some of the most important preliminary results.

Project coordinator Marie Alminger. Credit: Thomas Alföldi

2016.11.01 | Agriculture and food

EcoBerries - new solutions enhancing safety, quality and value of organic Berries

The Core Organic Plus project EcoBerries started in spring 2015 and is making good progress. The project aims at developing sustainable packaging and processing solutions from the point of view that berries have very short shelf-life and as a result many tons of berries are thrown away each year after harvest and before consumption.

2016.10.05 | Agriculture and food

Video: The Spade Test – Visual Soil Assessment in the Field

Soils are the most valuable resource for crop production, but they receive very little attention because we take them as granted. Within the project FertilCrop, visual soil assessment and other hands-on techniques are compared to analytical soil tests. A new video explains how to apply the spade test.

2016.09.20 | Events

Organic Innovation Days and CORE Organic Brokerage Event

A Brokerage Event for the CORE Organic Call will take place 7 December 2016 in Brussels in connection to the Organic Innovation Days of TP Organics.

Jakob Magid: “To use contemporary urban waste products for supplementary fertilization should be reconsidered by the organic sector.” (Photo: Alfoeldi)

2016.09.06 | Agriculture and food

Video: Urban waste products as P-fertilizer – an option for organic agriculture

The scepticism towards agricultural use of urban waste is based on results from experiments carried out around and after the Second World War. Highly contaminated biosolids from sewage sludge originating from London and the Ruhr area have been used at the time. Researchers from the University of Copenhagen have now shown that the quality of sewage…

2016.07.20 | Knowledge exchange

CORE Organic research seminar, October 18: Conclusions, Implementation and Future Collaborations

During the seminar, project leaders will present and discuss the achievements from three research projects supported by CORE Organic II, which ends in 2016. Eleven projects from the CORE Organic Plus call, which started in early 2015, will present their intermediate results.

2016.05.06 | Research news

Crop diversity prevents serious weed problems

Weed management in organic crop production could benefit from more diversification of today’s cropping systems. However, the potential of diversification needs better documentation and solid suggestions for employment in practise must be identified.

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