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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Aeromycological Insights: Unveiling the World of Cereal Crop Pathogens

In the new scientific paper supported by SoildiverAgro, researchers from the Department of Plant Biology and Soil Sciences at the University of Vigo, Spain, and the Department of Microbiology and Virology at the University of Habana, Cuba, dive deep into the world of aeromycological studies in cereal crops. These studies are crucial in understanding the temporal variation of plant pathogens affecting crops like corn, wheat, rice or oats. Moreover, they help determine the best times to apply fungicides, a critical…

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Promotional video from SoildiverAgro

Lusitanean coordinator University of Vigo organized a meeting on June 11th to record a promotional video for SoildiverAgro, in which they will comment the results of the project in Galicia. During the promotional video, you will be able to see project members David, Laura, Rubén, and Servando engaged in a comprehensive discussion about the project, covering its benefits, results, and various aspects such as the pest alert system, the use of crop diversification, trap crops and mycorrhiza in potato fields,…

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SoildiverAgro is featured in a regional newspaper!

On the 25th of April, the regional newspaper La Voz de Galicia (specifically the SomosAgro section) has featured the project SoildiverAgro as one of its latest articles! The post about the project speaks about the need for collaboration with potato growers in an online survey that SoildiverAgro is carrying out. The project wants to test techniques that allow growers to use fewer chemicals, both to combat pests and to fertilise the soil, and that will help to achieve a higher…

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New strategies in potato cultivation by SoildiverAgro

New strategies in potato cultivation to attack nematodes and reduce phosphate fertilizers. That is the title given by the media outlet Campo Galego to one of its most recent posts. The news covers the SoildiverAgro journey held in Xinzo de Limia where the project shared its results of several lines of research that seek a more sustainable potato production to reduce costs. Campo Galego also covers different results in the first harvest of the project. If you want to deep…

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SoildiverAgro mention at Campo Galego

The regional digital newspaper Campo Galego has given a shout-out to the SoildiverAgro project in one of its most recent posts. The article covers the journey celebrated on the 14th of December, where our project coordinator David Fernández Calviño presented the results of the SoildiverAgro project that would help the transition into a more sustainable agriculture that improves potato production in Galicia. This ties in with the previous talks of the journey where the researcher Laura Meno explained the usefulness…

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Event towards improvements in potato production at Xinzo

A great debate was held yesterday at Xinzo related to more sustainable and less costly agriculture: Improvements in potato production. The results are promising, although two years are not enough time to draw definitive conclusions, and the year 2022 was unusual because of the high temperatures. INORDE engaged the nearly 40 participants to join the discussion and animated the debate a lot after the speaker’s interventions. In addition, quite a few technicians asked very sharp questions.

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New galician workshop towards a more sustainable agriculture with lower costs: Improving potato production

The upcoming 14th of December, SoildiverAgro will celebrate a journey that will focus on the improvement of the potato production. The main objective of this session, organized by Universidade de Vigo, is to show the results of the SoildiverAgro project that would help the transition into a more sustainable agriculture that improves the potato production in Galicia. This activity is part of the multiactor strategy established at the beginning of the project. The aim with this is to encourage farmers…

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SoildiverAgro in Diario do Limia

Last 9th of October Diario do Limia highlighted the intervention of our colleague -and project coordinator- David Fernández (Universidade de Vigo) in the ‘Festa da Pataca’ (Potato Festival) in Vilar de Barrio. In the article, they draw special attention to the changes that SoildiverAgro will bring out with its results. This is yet another chance to promote the project. If you are interested in reading more about the things that David explained during the event you can read the full…

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