Nemoral

Upcoming webinar: “Network to Innovate: Crop biodiversity”

On the next 18th of April 2023, starting at 9:30 CET, the National Rural Networks of Estonia, Finland, Latvia and Poland are organising a workshop “Network to Innovate: Crop Biodiversity”. The workshop will cover four inspiring examples of innovations. The main objective of the event is to create a space for the networking and the exchange of knowledge on projects and initiatives from Nordic-Baltic countries. All interested participants are welcome, regardless of their country. However, the working language of this workshop…

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SoildiverAgro at a workshop in Estonia

The Estonian University of Life Sciences and the Estonian Association of Soil Science are coming together to offer a workshop called “Why the soil biodiversity is useful for farmers?”. The event will be carried out next 5th of December in the aula of the Estonian University of Life Sciences. It will take place on the same day as the International Day of Soil, which has been celebrated in Estonia for about 13 years already. The SoildiverAgro project results will be…

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Field Days at Nemoral Region

On the 15th and 18th of July, the soil functionality was discussed with farmers based on the information gathered by SoildiverAgro Nemoral field experiments. The importance of biota and soil moisture as drivers for proper yield formation was shown to every attendee throughout the open field day. Thank you all for coming!

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kaire euls workshop

MTÜPK and EULS held a workshop for farmers about SoildiverAgro spore sampler case study

MTÜPK together with EULS arranged a workshop for farmers to introduce the results of the spore sampler case study. Dr. Kaire Loit from EULS presented the first-year results of accurate quantifications of airborne species in wheat and potato fields. The objective was to study the role of airborne inoculum on disease development in relation to climatic conditions and to find out the pesticides accumulation rate for no-till fields and its impact on soil fauna. Fungicide use plays an essential role…

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Maames fair

SoildiverAgro at the international rural fair Maamess in Tartu

Our partner MTUPK will be present at Maamess (https://maamess.ee/en/) with a stand where the SoildiverAgro project will be explained to all interested visitors. Also, an event will be organized there to disseminate a spore sampler case study, where farmers will meet scientist Kaire Loit and a presentation regarding practical implementation aspects will behold* with a Q&A session. The 28th international rural fair MAAMESS will take place on 21-23 April 2022 in Tartu Fairs Centre, and brings together agriculture, forestry, horticulture…

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Soildiveragro at the EIP Agri Farm-Data seminar

Our partner Roosi Soosaar from the Nemoral region is presenting SoildiverAgro project case study (CS12) – spore sampler (in Estonia). Watch the video she prepares here: “Our goal is to improve the ecological sustainability of disease management, through more targeted fungicide applications. For most pathogens, it takes several weeks from the actual infection to the onset of symptoms. To avoid unnecessary spraying we target disease control based on monitoring of phytopathogenic fungi in the area” Roosi Soosaar If you want…

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eesti world soil day

Fresh SoildiverAgro findings at the World Soil day in Estonia

Our colleague Annely Kuu will give a short presentation on 3rd December about new SoildiverAgro findings. The online event Konverents toimub üle veebi: liitu konverentsi ülekandega siit promoted by our partner Estonian University of Life Sciences will take part in the 12th Soil Day. She will talk about the abundance and biodiversity of earthworms on the fields with three different agricultural technologies (ecological, conventional and direct sowing managed fields) and how the hot summer of 2021 affected the life of…

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