Like in the past years, TP Organics launches a Call for Organic Innovations to collect solutions that contribute to the transformation of European food & farming systems, based on organic and agroecological principles. Such solutions should contribute to one of the following goals that TP Organics wants to see achieved by 2030: 50% of European farmland managed according to organic and agroecological principles; 75% pesticide reduction; Increase in (on-farm) biodiversity; 100% animal welfare; 50% food waste reduction and 100% sustainalbe diets. These goals are part of the Mission, that TP Organics has proposed to be funded by Horizon Europe, the EU’s Framework
Fruit experts are invited to the breeding station of PomaCulta in Hessigkofen, Switzerland. on Wednesday 5th September from 14 -16.30 h. The apple plantation with the different selections will be visited and explained. Please register beforehand, more information can be found in the invitation. The event is planned in German language but on demand translation into English or French will be possible.
It is a great pleasure to invite you to International Exhibition for Ecological Agriculture ECO-INT 2018 NATURAL TASTE, 2nd Edition. The fair will take place on 20 – 23 September 2018 in Bacau, Romania The show includes conferences as well as workshops, discussions, gastronomical contest with ecological food. Topics to be discussed are “Organic Agriculture – National and International Realities and Opportunities” and ”How to Become a Farmer in Organic Farming”. The vision for the Natural Taste event is to become a tradition and emblem of an exhibition exclusively dedicated to organic farming, organized in Romania in partnership with the
For the purpose of networking and information exchange we initiated an online survey which you are invited to respond. This survey will be a major input to the state of art of organic apple breeding in Europe and your views will be highly valuable. During the first year of LIVESEED project, we started to build an Apple Breeders’ Network in order to disseminate and share related information. We tried to collect and share knowledge about the priorities of apple breeding in each country, methodologies used, cultivar testing protocols, cultivars and rootstocks been tested and any results or succesful examples existed
PRESS RELEASE from ECOBREED consortium: JUNE 2018 With the kick-off meeting held from 27 to 28 June 2018 in Ljubljana, the five year project ECOBREED funded by Horizon 2020 programme, has been officially launched. The project will develop (a) methods, strategies and infrastructures for organic breeding, (b) varieties with improved stress resistance, resource use efficiency and quality and (c) improved methods for the production of high quality organic seed. Activities will focus on four crop species i.e. wheat (both common Triticum aestivum L. and durum Triticum aestivum L., T. durum L.), potato (Solanum tuberosum L.), soybean (Glycine max (L). Merr),
The organic research institute FiBL organises organic field visits to lupin trials. On 5 July 2018 5 different locations will be visited to evaluated the performance of the different cultivars and conditions. Within LIVESEED one specific task is dedicated to breeding white lupin for better adaptation to organic farming. For more information (in French) click the picture.
On 5 July 2018 researchers meet stakeholders for the innovation of organic horticulture in Italy. Open day at CREA-OF Monsampolo (Italy), where participatory breeding is underway on a MAGIC population of tomatoes developed for organic condition in cooperation with seed company ISI Sementi. CREA Monsampolo is a LIVESEED partner engaging with participatory organic tomato breeding, in cooperation with ISI sementi. For more info read the program or contact gabriele.campanelli [at] crea.gov.it. (click on the picture for more information in Italian)
For 3 Days participants exchanged knowledge about organic seed production in Maisse, France ( 4- 7 June 2018). The organic seed producer UBIOS opened its doors to 20 participants from all over Europe. ITAB invited seed producers from Bulgaria, Romania, Poland, Hungary, Spain, Portugal, Italy and Greece which had the chance to visit the seed cleaning station, talk to farmers who produce cereal seeds and to share their knowledge with each other. The practice of one young famer to use intercropping in seed production (faba bean x wheat) was inspiring. The concept of these Cross-Visits is to enable mutual learning
This video introduces the LIVESEED project and project partners explain the need to boost organic seed and plant breeding.
On 9 May 2018 the carrot seeds were sown for a LIVESEED experiment on seed health and quality issues. The experiment is aimed to compare the performance of carrot seed lots infected with the Alternaria radicina fungus pathogen (causal agent of black rot). Three infected seed lots with different levels of seed vigour have been sown after receiving either a hot water treatment or not. Emergence and seedling establishment will be monitored, as well the growth of the crop. After harvest carrots will be stored to analyse development of black rot symptoms.