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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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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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Visit to Kilpiä farm in Finland!

Owners of the Kilpiä farm and Luke organized a visit to the Case Study 14a (Contrasting continuous plant cover with inversion tillage in wheat fields) demo site in Pusula Finland on the 24th of November. This can be marked as a new regional meeting of the Boreal region. The project members who assisted enjoyed the demonstrations on how the soil looks like after the 3 years of conventional tillage and reduced tillage. Also, they were able to discuss the future…

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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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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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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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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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SoildiverAgro regional meeting for the boreal region

All Finnish partners of the SoildiverAgro project held an online meeting via MS Teams on 7th May to celebrate a Regional meeting. The objective of the meeting was to discuss and change information between project members about the current situation and ongoing tasks in the project. There was a lively discussion about the knowledge transfer between SDA community and farmers since there is a need for research-based knowledge for example of the effects of tillage practices and usage of cover…

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New discussion group at Boreal region

Next Tuesday 19th of January between 1 and 3 p.m.  our finish partners Luke is holding a discussion group with at least 10 farms and project members involved in WP3 to discuss about the preliminary results focused on the fungal community composition and earthworm diversity in soil samples obtained in autumn 2019 from 20 different field plots of the boreal region.  Boreal region coordinator Krista Peltoniemi and senior scientist Visa Nuutinen are giving brief presentations about the results and after…

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