boreal

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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Soil sampling trip on SoildiverAgro Boreal case studies

SoildiverAgro boreal case studies in early potato fields continue studying the effects of catch crops and organic amendments on a soil sampling trip last week. The soil samplings of this experimental designs will be develop every autumn (most likely during September). Each year, the soil sampling will be carried out in the same date for three crop cycles. Case study 13: Increase of soil biodiversity through amendment of forest based organic material in potato crops (Finland)     Case study 15: Use…

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