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Increased water availability from climate change may release more nutrients...

As climate change continues to impact the Antarctic, glacier melt and permafrost thaw are likely to make more liquid water available to soil and aquatic ecosystems in the McMurdo Dry...

Organic is only one ingredient in recipe for sustainable food...

Many people choose organic thinking it's better for humans and the planet, but a new study finds that might not always be the case.

Magic cover crop carpet?

Organic farmers can use a combination of cover crops and no-till methods to improve soil health, suppress weeds, and retain moisture, suggests a new report.

Improving the biodiversity of green roofs

Using living organisms such as bacteria or fungi, as an alternative to chemical fertilizers, can improve the soil biodiversity of green roofs, according to new research.

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...
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Report from Science Day 2017 at BIOFACH

On February 17, 2017, the fifth Science Day took place at BIOFACH, the World Organic Trade Fair, in...

OrgaTrop 2017 - International Conference on Organic Agriculture in the...

This conference will bring together researchers in organic agriculture in the tropics for...

6. South-Eastern Europe Symposium on Vegetables and Potatoes

The symposium aims to bring together researchers from diverse fields of study who share a common...

Call for applications to online course "Challenges of Organic Arable...

Register now for the online course on organic arable farming. The deadline for applications is 15...

Austria: Organic retail sales data for 2014 and 2015 now...

At the Biofach trade fair in February 2017, new market data for Austria were published. Furthermore...

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...
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