Tamara Rodríguez

cs8 celery july21

Theme day Water and soil in outdoor vegetables

On the next 9th of August our partners from Proefstation voor de Groenteteelt (PSKW) will organize a Theme day related to water and soil in outdoor vegetables that will include a guided visit to one of the SoildiverAgro case studies: Intensive versus extensive versus vegetable organic farming. Atlantic Central (Belgium). The visit will be hold in Dutch and it will start on the organic field (Muilshoek 1, Sint-Katelijne-Waver) followed by a visit to the conventional trial field (Duffelsesteenweg 101, Sint-Katelijne-Waver).…

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Trial field with young broccoli in Belgium organic experimental case study

On 30 and 31 March, our Belgium partner INAGRO took soil samples for the different analyses (biological, physical and chemical) related to Case study 7: Cover crop mixtures: a promotor of soil biodiversity in potato crops? Atlantic Central (Belgium). At that time the 4 different cover crop mixtures (little to very species-diverse) had mostly died off due to frost. In addition, earthworms were also sampled. The objective was to discover whether choosing a more species-diverse cover crop mixture already after…

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Wheat sampling in the Continental region

In June 2021 at plant growth stage 39 (BBCH scale), colleagues of the project partners TI and FAR collected samples of soil, plants and litter in all treatments. Furthermore, sampling included soil microorganisms, nematodes, soil microarthropods and earthworms. These samples are part of case study 11,  Plant diversity is tested to promote soil intrinsic self-regulating processes and to enhance fungivorous soil fauna communities in wheat-cropping systems. Continental (Germany).

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First gas and soil sampling events in Finland

Our Finnish partners Luke and Tyynelä farm took the first gas samples for GHG determination on the 25th of May and the 8th of June, and the first soil samples on the 17th of June from Boreal pedoclimatic region in the field of case study 14b located in Tyynelä farm in south-Eastern Finland. The experimental field in case study 14b was established in the winter wheat field to study the effect of reduced tillage combined with direct sowing used in organic…

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Mini symposium “BIO-onderzoek”

On the 23th of June 2021, some Flemish organisations in Belgium organise a mini-symposium to present results of ongoing international projects on organic farming, including SoildiverAgro. The symposium is organised by CCBT, NOBL and the Flemish Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, and will take place online from 13h00 till 17h00. CCBT is the coordination centre for applied research and extension on organic agriculture in Flanders and is part of the ‘Strategic Action Plan for Organic Farming’ of the Flemish Government.…

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Harvest potatoe at CS1

Harvesting early potato corresponding to Case Study 1 in Mediterranean South (Spain): Use of soil biodiversity to reduce soil-borne diseases/pests incidence and increase nutrient availability in potatoes cropped in multiple cropping and rotations.

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Spring cover crops destroyed by flail mower at Belgium

Cover crops are a good practice to enhance soil life and soil quality. After late vegetables, like leek, the circumstances are not always good enough to sow cover crops. When the next main crop is planted late in the following year, it is possible to sow the cover crop in spring. In case study 8 we have sown a mixture of Phacelia (P. tanacetifolia) and crimson clover (Trifolium incarnatum) in the last week of march. These fast growing crops are…

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SoildiverAgro video is out!!

SoildiverAgro video is out!! Soil biodiversity enhancement in european agroecosystems to promote their stability and resilience by external inputs reduction and crop performance increase. Project funded by H2020. Watch it here👇

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