Registration for the Organic Innovation Days 2021 is now open! Join us and discuss organic Research & Innovation. This year, TP Organics’ annual public event will take place online on 30 November-1 December 2021, under the title ‘Better inputs for organic farming‘. For this edition of the Organic Innovation Days, TP Organics partners with the
Save the date & contribute: 6th European Conference on Copper in Plant Protection on 17-18 November 2021, online
Recent severe weather events and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report make it clear: agriculture will have to prepare for more droughts and heavy rain events. In wet years such as 2021, plant protection in organic perennial and speciality crops are a challenging task for farms, especially when it comes to copper minimisation.
Emerging eco-friendly solutions to plant & animal protection inputs – RELACS scientific publications
The RELACS project recently released two new scientific papers on promising plant and animal protection methods and strategies for reducing the use of disputed external inputs. Treating powdery mildew in cucumber production with tagatose Powdery mildew fungi (Ascomycota phylum) is a persistent threat to cucumber production in soilless systems, requiring application of a lot of
Organic production of milk and meat – Join RELACS & Organic-PLUS at meeting of European Federation of Animal Science
From 30 August to 3 September 2021, the 72nd meeting of the European Federation of Animal Science (EAAP) “Scientific solutions to different demands on the livestock sector” will take place in Davos, Switzerland. The programme covers various disciplines, such as animal genetics, animal health and welfare, animal nutrition, animal physiology, livestock farming systems, cattle, horse,
Join IFOAM Organics Europe’s session on ”Which natural inputs do we need in organic farming systems?” during the Organic World Congress 2021
Do you want to learn more about which natural inputs are needed in organic farming and discuss the future of plant protection products, fertilisers and inputs for livestock production? Participate in IFOAM Organics Europe‘s digital exchange session on ”Which natural inputs do we need in organic farming systems? Discussing the future of plant protection products,
The RELACS project just released two new practice abstracts on promising alternatives to fertilisers suitable for organic farming. Struvite as alternative to phosphorus All crops need phosphorus (P) to grow, but only a few P sources are permitted in organic farming. Rock phosphate is one of them, but because it comes from non-renewable sources and
Are you involved in agriculture or forestry multi-actor projects? Take part in EUREKA’s impact assessment survey!
The EUREKA project launched a survey to collect information on how multi-actor projects (MAPs) perform impact assessments and evaluation. The aim of EUREKA is to help ensure the longer-term and wider use of the practical knowledge and innovative solutions generated by farmers, foresters and other rural businesses in Horizon 2020 multi-actor projects. Lots of valuable
TP Organics’ Organic Innovation Days 2021 ‘Better inputs for organic farming’ in cooperation with RELACS & Organic-PLUS on 30 November-1 December 2021, online
This year’s Organic Innovation Days, TP Organics’ annual event, will take place online on 30 November-1 December. Titled ‘Better inputs for organic farming’, the Organic Innovation Days are a unique opportunity to meet members of TP Organics, network with EU stakeholders and decision-makers, as well as discuss and exchange with the partners of the European
Do you know mastitis (inflammation of the udder) is one of the main reasons for antibiotic treatments on European organic farms? But frequent antibiotic use causes resistant micro-organisms. Using antibiotics is strictly restricted in organic farming and organic farmers instead implement a systemic approach to control and prevent disease. They seek to strengthen the animals’
The RELACS project recently published three new practice abstracts (practical guidelines) on: Vitamin B2 supplementation for laying and parent hens in organic poultry systems Recommendations for vitamin B2 supplements in organic slow-growing broilers Copper reduction strategies in viticulture These practical guidelines targeted to farmers and farm advisors were developed by RELACS project coordinator, the Research