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2019. April 8. News

Our research made understandable: Have you ever seen potato seed?

Because in our country is rare to see them, as we usually plant potato tubers in mid-April.

potatoes, seeds, organic farming, ecology, organic, climate change

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2019. July 22. News

Looking for a way out of the potato crisis

The SolACE project of the Hungarian Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (ÖMKi) is helping potato producers to prepare for the impacts of climate change.

solace, potatoes, potato growing, climate change, innovation

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2019. August 8. International projects

Farmer's Pride

Our global product supply rely on just a few, commonly cultivated plants, which are vulnerable to the increasingly extreme and unpredictable effects of climate change.

organic, organic agriculture, climate change, sustainable, landscape, organic food

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2019. August 8. International projects

Solarvibes

Solarvibes is a project funded by the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation of the EU.

ömki, organic farming, organic, organic agriculture, climate change, agricultural technology, eco-farming, organic crops

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2019. August 8. Arable research

Testing of bread wheat varieties

In Hungary, bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) is the most important cultures in cropland organic farming in terms of area covered. Hungarian breeders do not work specifically on breeding organic wheat varieties, although some of the conventionally bred varieties are considered suitable for organic cultivation. At the same time, seeds from specific organic breeding are already present on the market in neighboring countries (e.g. Austria). However, their performance in Hungary is not clear yet.

sustainability, organic, organic agriculture, climate change, healthy eating, organic food, wheat, bread wheat, organic grains, environmental protection

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2019. September 13. News

Our research made understandable: We have harvested the potatoes of our work

We achieved one of the major milestones of our SolACE project in the last two weeks as we managed to harvest our small plot potato experiments. We collected almost three tonnes of potatoes from the fields in sacks, which means we can now record the data and analyze it. As we have already reported, we tested various potato genotypes, microbial inoculums and crop rotation enriched with soybeans in the Organic Farming Section of the Soroksár Experimental and Educational Farm of the Szent István University. Our aim was to enhance the combined stress resistance of the plants. In the coming weeks, we will see how the methods we used increased the quantity and the quality of the yield under conditions with sub-optimal water and nutrient inputs.

ömki, solace, potatoes, climate change, ecology, soil, ecological

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