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SoildiverAgro celebrates ‘festILVO’ on september in Merelbeke

ILVO, a research institute in Flanders, Belgium, conducting international research on agriculture, fisheries and food, and partner of SoildiverAgro, becomes 90! To celebrate, ILVO organises a national, multi-day festival to which stakeholders and all interested are invited. On 15, 16, 18 and 19 September, you are welcome at the festival site in Merelbeke, in the middle of 200 hectares of trial fields. festILVO, a unique FOOD festival that, together with the many tasting sessions, also serves up the production process…

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Workshops and field days at Mediterranean South for CS1 and CS2

Next 22 and 24th June our partner UPCT invite you to participate in two workshops and field days related to CS1 and CS2. 22nd June a presentation of the project accompanied by a visit to the Tomás Ferro experimental farm, where the melon trial plots are located. These trials belong to the so-called CS1 of the project focused on the use of soil biodiversity to increase the availability of nutrients and water and reduce the incidence of soil-borne diseases to…

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SoildiverAgro at the National Farmari exhibition for Finnish agriculture, foresty and countryside

On the 30th of June and the 2nd of July in 2022 SoildiverAgro will be at the National Farmari exhibition in Mikkeli (Finland). Farmari is an event for the whole family, presenting the modern Finnish food production chain from field to table. This is the place where professionals and consumers meet. Our partner Luke will have a stand and introduce the SoildiverAgro project to the visitors. The expected amount of visitors to the exhibition is about 75,000 people. You can…

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Melon turn in the rotation sequence at Case study 1 at Mediterranean South

On the last 29th of March of 2022, UPCT started the third crop cycle in CS1, located in Cartagena, SE Spain, and based on multiple cropping and rotations. The trial started with the growth of potatoes (December 2020-May 2021), followed by broccoli (September 2021-January 2022) and now it is the melon turn, as the third crop in the rotation sequence in the same field. In all crops the same experimental design was followed, with the application of the following treatments:…

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MTÜPK and EULS held a workshop for farmers about SoildiverAgro spore sampler case study

MTÜPK together with EULS arranged a workshop for farmers to introduce the results of the spore sampler case study. Dr. Kaire Loit from EULS presented the first-year results of accurate quantifications of airborne species in wheat and potato fields. The objective was to study the role of airborne inoculum on disease development in relation to climatic conditions and to find out the pesticides accumulation rate for no-till fields and its impact on soil fauna. Fungicide use plays an essential role…

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SoildiverAgro website also in other languages

SoildiverAgro website is now available in Czech, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Italian, Spanish and English. Almost all content is translated into these languages to impact the higher number of stakeholders related to the project. You can also follow project progress on our social networks: Facebook  Twitter  Linkedin Youtube

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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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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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