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Joint workshop in Finland: “Possibilities of reduced tillage and diversification in cereal cultivation – methods, benefits and experiences”

SoildiverAgro finish partners LUKE are organizing a joint event with another project, LuovaMix, in which to present the outcomes and experiences about the SoildiverAgro’s boreal case studies cs14a and cs14b concerning the reduced tillage in wheat fields. The event is expected to initiate a lively discussion with farmers and stakeholders from the region about the strategy and main results. This LuovaMix & SoildiverAgro joint event will be held in on Thursday, April 4, 2024, from 10 am to 4 pm…

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SoildiverAgro in the “Soil Biodiversity” workshop

We are happy to share the news of SoildiverAgro presentation in the online workshop “Network to Innovate: Soil Biodiversity” that has taken place on February 20, 2024 – organized by the Rural Networks of Estonia, Finland, Latvia, and Poland. Roosi Soosaar from NGO Soil Innovation Cluster had the opportunity to present SoildiverAgro during the event, not only showing the objectives of the project but also presenting some of the results of field tests from Estonia 2019. She has shared the…

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SoildiverAgro presentation at the Finnish Agricultural Science Days

Last week we celebrated Maataloustieteenpäivät (The Finnish Agricultural Science Days)! Between the 10th and 11th of January, our partner Luke participated in a national scientific meeting that brought together over 600 participants, including researchers, teachers, students, entrepreneurs and experts from different sectors of agronomy in Finland, to hear about the latest scientific research results and projects. In one of the sessions on a multidisciplinary approach to farmland diversity, Senior Scientist and Boreal Regional Coordinator Krista Peltoniemi, Research Scientist Annika Tienhaara…

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LUKE partners at the Finnish Agriculture Science Days 10th-11th January

The Finnish Agricultural Science Days 2024 (Maataloustieteenpäivät Päivät)will take place in Helsinki Viikki campus next 10th and 11th of January. The objective of this scientific meeting is to gather researchers, teachers, students, entrepreneurs, experts and other stakeholders in Finland to listen to recent scientific research results and trends from different sectors of agronomy. LUKE experts from boreal region involved in WP5 and WP6 will be participating on the first session: 8:30-8:50           Annika Tienhaara: Viljelijöiden kiinnostus monimuotoisuutta tukeviin viljelykäytäntöihin (Farmers’ interest…

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EU Mission Soil Manifesto

The European Commission launched the Mission Soil Manifesto, which calls for action to respond to the urgent need to protect and improve soil health in Europe and beyond. Sign the Manifesto as a representative of a legal entity or as an individual and stand up for soil health! You will join a community that cares about soils, have the chance to network with others and be informed about the latest research results and activities of the Mission Soil. Names of…

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Workshop for farmers in Estonia: How intercrops will influence soil biodiversity?

The SoildiverAgro project is holding a workshop for farmers on November 16, 2023 from 10:00 to 15:00 in Rannu Seed, Estonia. The project’s soil specialist, Annely Kuu, will give a talk on “How intercropping will influence soil biodiversity”. The workshop will explain how to improve soil fertility and preserve soil biodiversity. The event will be organized by Eesti Maaülikool and Rannu Seeme OÜ; and a prior registration is required. Check the agenda and access the registration through this link: Improving…

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Regional Meeting of SoildiverAgro in Murcia

The SoildiverAgro project is excited to share the vibrant moments from the recent regional meeting that unfolded on October 9th, 2023, in Murcia, Spain. The meeting was organized by our esteemed partners from the Young Farmers Agrarian Association (ASAJA) Region of Murcia, and coordinated by the Technical University of Cartagena. A Gathering of Minds: The event brought together passionate individuals from the SoildiverAgro family, representing diverse backgrounds and expertise. Our shared commitment to sustainable agriculture was palpable in every conversation.…

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SoildiverAgro heading for USA

Our partner UPCT is going to represent SoildiverAgro at the ASA, CSSA, SSSA International Annual Meeting in Saint Louis, USA, from October 29th to November 1st. Raul Zornoza will be presenting two groundbreaking papers: Oral Presentation. “Soil and Climatic Characteristics Along with Farming System Are Shaping Bacterial and Fungal Communities in European Cereal Fields.” Session date/time: October 30, 2023, from 7:55 AM to 12:00 PM. Be there to witness Raul’s insights into how soil and climate, combined with farming systems,…

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Exciting News: SoildiverAgro Featured in article on the Future of Agriculture

SoildiverAgro has made a significant appearance in a recent opinion essay, shedding light on the future of agriculture. The article, published by La Región newspaper, explores the critical challenges posed by global population growth and the increasing demand for food. Key highlights from the article remark: Firstly, with the world’s population expected to reach 9.6 billion by 2050, there will be immense pressure on our food production systems. Secondly, the need to produce 70% more food on only 5% more…

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Tillage Workshop in Finland

We are delighted to share the exciting highlights from the regional demonstration workshop held at Tyynelä Farm in Joutseno, Finland, on Wednesday, September 13th, 2023. Organized by SoildiverAgro partners Tyynelä Farm and Luke, the workshop delved into the vital topic of tillage practices and their impact on soil structure and earthworm populations in boreal environments. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all those who joined us for this informative and productive event. Minimum vs inversion tillage in wheat fields: Unveiling…

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