biodiversity

New field trial studies soil physical and chemical conditions, and biodiversity on wheat production

Due to the Corona-crisis, the field trial of Pomona, partner in the SoildiverAgro-project following an agro-ecological way of farming, has been postponed. During the last months, finally, the field trial was started to investigate the effect of 3 different applications of organic matter on wheat production, soil physical and chemical conditions, and biodiversity. This case study will test different sources of green manure for wheat production at Atlantic Central (Belgium). After harvest of the Triticum spelta crop of 2021 and collection…

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SoildiverAgro publishes an Ebook about Interactions between agricultural management and soil biodiversity: an overview of current knowledge

This Ebook provides a comprehensive analysis of several crop management systems that can improve crop production and quality while enhancing soil quality, using socially acceptable, economically viable, and environmentally friendly techniques that favour soil biodiversity (regarding both macro- and microorganisms). Each chapter will open and discuss a certain aspect of soil biodiversity. The importance of soil biodiversity is something that is often overlooked in the design of cropping systems. We often forget that soil biodiversity and its functional groups are…

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SoildiverAgro partners meet in Santiago(Spain) for the kick-off meeting

The twenty-two partners from the different countries which compose the SoildiverAgro consortium attended to the project kick-off meeting, that took place on June 19th and was hosted by FEUGA. Over the two days the meeting lasted, each WP leader explained how they intend to implement the activities set out in the report over the next five years to achieve the objectives of the project. The meeting was a great opportunity for the 22 partners of the consortium from Spain, Finland,…

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