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Grow, mow, mulch: Finding lawn's value

Can grassy lawns affect carbon and nitrogen in the soil? Researchers found grass species and mowing habits can make a difference.

Why nature restoration takes time

'Relationships' in the soil become stronger during nature restoration. Although all major groups of soil life are already present in former agricultural soils, they are not really 'connected'. These connections...

Addressing the gap between research and practice in sustainable agriculture

New research has found a big difference in the yields produced by alternative agricultural practices in commercial fields compared with the same practices in the small experimental plots ordinarily used...

Microbes rule in 'knee-high tropical rainforests'

Rainforests on infertile wet soils support more than half of all plant species. Shrublands on infertile dry soils in southwestern Australia, jokingly called 'knee-high tropical rainforests', support another 20 percent...

Long-distance survival: Effects of storage time and environmental exposure on...

Are soil organisms still risky after a year in the sun? International researchers placed trays of soil in and around sea containers, as well as in cupboards, to count the...

Scientists zero in on biological diversity in 'poor man's rainforest'

Leftover DNA from dead organisms -- known as "relic DNA" -- has historically thrown a wrench into estimates, causing scientists to overestimate microbial diversity by as much as 55 percent.

How miniature predators get their favorite soil bacteria

Tiny predators in the soil can literally sniff out their prey: soil bacteria, which communicate with each other using scent. A team of researchers has discovered that these predators --...

Vast carbon residue of ocean life

The oceans hold a vast reservoir -- 700 billion tons -- of carbon, dissolved in seawater as organic matter, often surviving for thousands of years after being produced by ocean...

Do breakfast cereals contain endocrine-disrupting pesticides?

The worrying results a survey 7 on a breakfast food, muesli, show the ubiquity of cocktails of hormone disrupting chemicals, also known as endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) in the everyday...
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Now updated: Maps on the status of organic farming in...

An interactive map on organic in Europe was created by IFOAM EU (www.ifoam-eu.org) using data...

What was the growth rate for global organic retail sales...

I have a question I hope you could help me with. In the chapter The Global Market for Organic Food...

FiBL at BIOFACH 2017 - Media kit now online

At the BIOFACH Congress, where a wide range of topics will be discussed, researchers of FiBL will...

Another record year for organic agriculture worldwide - 50.9 million...

The latest global data on organic farming worldwide will be presented by the Research Institute of...

FiBL at BIOFACH 2017 – Science Day and current numbers

Another strong presence of the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) at BIOFACH 2017 in...

European organic market: latest data at BIOFACH 2017

The session on the European organic market will take place place from 5 to 5.45 on February 15,...

The World of Organic Agriculture at BIOFACH 2017

The session on global organic farming and market trends will take place place from 4 pm to 4.45 pm,...
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