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SoildiverAgro at the FestILVO

ILVO, the partner of SoildiverAgro, celebrated its 90th anniversary by means of a 4-day festival called FestILVO. Approximately 7000 people and 800 students visited FestILVO to learn about new food like algae, precision farming with drones, characterising soil organisms by advanced DNA-based methods like long-read sequencing and much more. On 2 professional days, more than 1000 participants followed a diversity of research topics in detail. One of the topics was “Speeding up soil health, six challenges for the future” to…

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Boreal Region Field Day!

Tomorrow, 16th September 2022, the event titled «Senkin liero! Madot, maanviljelijän mainiot ystävät» will be held in Jokioinen at Elonkierto exhibition park (Ojaistentie 44) from 9:00 to 11.30. Our senior scientist Visa Nuutinen (from LUKE) will tell what is good for the farmer to know about the life of earthworms, and what kind of cultivation methods favour their existence. There will be pits to investigate how many and what type of earthworms live in field soil. In addition, there will…

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LLAEBIO visits SoildiverAgro CS6

On 8th September, the Flemish Living Lab Agro-Ecology and Organic Agriculture visited the SoildiverAgro’s case study 6 at ILVO, where the cover crop sown at the end of August is just coming up. A group of researchers, advisors, policy-makers, NGO-representatives and farmers learned about the trial setup and the first results. CS6 studies an organic rotation with potatoes and barley, in which manuring with stockpiled farm yard manure (FYM) is compared to FYM co-composted with ‘brown’ material (e.g. grass clippings…

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Interview to Visa Nuutinen at newspaper

Our senior scientist and earthworm expert Visa Nuutinen was interviewed for the newspaper Maaseudun tulevaisuus about the impact of drought on earthworms and where they go in hot weather. You can read it here⬇️ https://www.maaseuduntulevaisuus.fi/uutiset/3ec74921-39df-41f9-b407-10d8cd07df5e

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Harvest at the Inagro’s organic experimental farm!

The harvest of the red beet for the case study 7 on Inagro’s organic experimental farm in Flanders (Belgium) has started. Due to the drought that delayed growth, it was a bit later than initially planned. It is now time to determine the yield, the sorting by size and the quality. After the harvest, it will be necessary to wait for a period of rain in order to sow the four cover crop mixtures again, of which the impact on…

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Finnish stakeholders get to know SoildiverAgro at two different events

SoildiverAgro was introduced to several Finnish stakeholders at Lepaa 2022 Horticultural exhibition which took place from 11 to 13th August. The discussions focused on fibres and catch crops were organized by Kauppapuutarhaliitto. SoildiverAgro partners Petla and LUKE participated with a stand. Also on the 16th, 40 stakeholders participated in a field tour, trial presentations and discussions, organized at Räpi by Petla, Apetit, LUKE, Pyhäjärvi-instituutti säätiö and Tampere University.

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Next Field Day at the Atlantic Central Region!

Save the date for the next August 11th at 4PM when a field day will be held in the Atlantic Central region. It will host a general visit to the organic field with all the trials and projects already going on there at the moment, one of them being the SoildiverAgro trial for case study 8. Soon more info related!

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Field Days at Nemoral Region

On the 15th and 18th of July, the soil functionality was discussed with farmers based on the information gathered by SoildiverAgro Nemoral field experiments. The importance of biota and soil moisture as drivers for proper yield formation was shown to every attendee throughout the open field day. Thank you all for coming!

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Oral Communication Prize at CICS 2022

Last 24th of June, Soildiveragro won the prize for Oral Communication (IX Congreso Ibérico de Ciencias del Suelo) with the article titled Study of microbial communities in Lusitanian organic and conventional agricultural soils by phospholipid fatty acid analysis presented by our colleague Diego Soto. Here you can see the presentation and the article. Let’s give a round of applause! Check our Scientific Articles section if you want to see more detailed information about it            …

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