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Diversity and community composition of soil fungi in European wheat fields under organic and conventional farming at Finland

In the national webinar on the 20th of April at 15:00 (time zone in Helsinki GMT +3) boreal regional coordinator Krista Peltoniemi from Luke gave a presentation in Finnish titled “Viljelyjärjestelmän ja muiden tekijöiden vaikutuksista peltomaan pieneliöyhteisöihin” in which she presents also results obtained from the SoilidiverAgro WP3 about the diversity and community composition of soil fungi in European wheat fields under organic and conventional farming. In the spring, the Organic Institute will hold four webinars on current topics in…

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Maames fair

SoildiverAgro at the international rural fair Maamess in Tartu

Our partner MTUPK will be present at Maamess (https://maamess.ee/en/) with a stand where the SoildiverAgro project will be explained to all interested visitors. Also, an event will be organized there to disseminate a spore sampler case study, where farmers will meet scientist Kaire Loit and a presentation regarding practical implementation aspects will behold* with a Q&A session. The 28th international rural fair MAAMESS will take place on 21-23 April 2022 in Tartu Fairs Centre, and brings together agriculture, forestry, horticulture…

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SoildiverAgro at the EIP AGRI news

Case study 1 ran by UPCT and focus on the Use of soil biodiversity to reduce soil-borne diseases/pests incidence and increase nutrient availability in potatoes cropped in multiple cropping and rotations was selected by EIP AGRI to include as an inspirational idea. Take a look here: Inspirational idea: Improving soil biodiversity to reduce inputs | EIP-AGRI (europa.eu) Finding adequate crop rotations/multiple cropping to manage soil biodiversity, was not performed so far. Assessment of PGPB on soil biodiversity, since it has…

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boreal regional meeting 2022

Annual SoildiverAgro regional meeting for the boreal region in 2022

Boreal region is organizing its annual Regional meeting for project members and all Finnish partners on current topics and ongoing tasks in the SoildiverAgro project. It will be held in Helsinki at Luke Viikki and online in Teams on 21st Thursday 21st April 12:00 h and 15:00 h. 17 project members from Luke, Petla, Kilpiä and Tyynelä farm partners have been invited to discuss and change information about the current situation and ongoing tasks in the project. One of the…

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pomona field day

1st SoildiverAgro Field day at POMONA

On Saturday 19th of February, around 100 brave participants participated at the first POMONA field day to visit the SoildiverAgro case study, the farm, shop, orchard and ‘food-forest’. The word ‘brave’ is especially added because the weather was very bad (rainy and windy) due to the remainders of the strong storm Eunice that passed one day before and caused a lot of damage in Belgium and other European countries. Luckily, the damage to the Pomona area was limited. But, as…

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New Regional Meeting at the Continental pedoclimatic region

23 participants between biologists, agronomists and geographers participated at the event organized by our German partner FAR in collaboration with Stiftung Rheinische Kulturlandschaft. The online meeting celebrated on 10th January was held to give a general overview of the SoildiverAgro project and a more specific one about the latest practices and results in the region. The Stiftung Rheinische Kulturlandschaft is a non-profit organization with the following aim: Promotion of nature and landscape protection by maintaining and promoting the uniqueness, diversity…

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Complete booklet

New SoildiverAgro Booklet explaining Regional Communities and case studies

SoildiverAgro project has created this nice booklet explaining the Regional Communities and Case studies related. Also, infographics around each case study were created to better understand the processes involved. Have a look at the complete booklet here or explore region by region: Boreal Nemoral Atlantic Central Continental Lusitanian Mediterranean South

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inorde potatoe donation

Inorde donates 8,000 kilos of potatoes to the Food Bank

Inorde has donated nearly 8,000 kilos of potatoes from A Limia, from the European crop diversification project SoildiverAgro, to the Ourense Food Bank. ”It is the first of a series of deliveries with which we want to collaborate with the people and families who need it most,” says the president of the economic institute, Rosendo Fernández.

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Soildiveragro at the EIP Agri Farm-Data seminar

Our partner Roosi Soosaar from the Nemoral region is presenting SoildiverAgro project case study (CS12) – spore sampler (in Estonia). Watch the video she prepares here: ”Our goal is to improve the ecological sustainability of disease management, through more targeted fungicide applications. For most pathogens, it takes several weeks from the actual infection to the onset of symptoms. To avoid unnecessary spraying we target disease control based on monitoring of phytopathogenic fungi in the area” Roosi Soosaar If you want…

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