mediterranean south

Mediterranean South


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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Harvesting melon at Cartagena

“Within the framework of the Soildiveragro project, the Polytechnic University of Cartagena has begun harvesting the Piel de Sapo melon of the Paredes variety grown at the Tomás Ferro Experimental Farm (La Palma, Cartagena). The project aims to improve the biodiversity of agricultural soils and establish a relationship between biodiversity and agricultural production and quality, as well as the effect on the reduction of fertilizers and phytosanitary products”.  

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Workshops and field days at Mediterranean South for CS1 and CS2

Next 22 and 24th June our partner UPCT invite you to participate in two workshops and field days related to CS1 and CS2. 22nd June a presentation of the project accompanied by a visit to the Tomás Ferro experimental farm, where the melon trial plots are located. These trials belong to the so-called CS1 of the project focused on the use of soil biodiversity to increase the availability of nutrients and water and reduce the incidence of soil-borne diseases to…

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Melon turn in the rotation sequence at Case study 1 at Mediterranean South

On the last 29th of March of 2022, UPCT started the third crop cycle in CS1, located in Cartagena, SE Spain, and based on multiple cropping and rotations. The trial started with the growth of potatoes (December 2020-May 2021), followed by broccoli (September 2021-January 2022) and now it is the melon turn, as the third crop in the rotation sequence in the same field. In all crops the same experimental design was followed, with the application of the following treatments:…

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SoildiverAgro at the EIP AGRI news

Case study 1 ran by UPCT and focus on the Use of soil biodiversity to reduce soil-borne diseases/pests incidence and increase nutrient availability in potatoes cropped in multiple cropping and rotations was selected by EIP AGRI to include as an inspirational idea. Take a look here: Inspirational idea: Improving soil biodiversity to reduce inputs | EIP-AGRI ( Finding adequate crop rotations/multiple cropping to manage soil biodiversity, was not performed so far. Assessment of PGPB on soil biodiversity, since it has…

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Harvest potatoe at CS1

Harvesting early potato corresponding to Case Study 1 in Mediterranean South (Spain): Use of soil biodiversity to reduce soil-borne diseases/pests incidence and increase nutrient availability in potatoes cropped in multiple cropping and rotations.

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