Milestone towards more sustainable hungarian agriculture
The area of certified organic land will increase by nearly 90,000 hectares in Hungary because outstanding demand has led the Ministry of Agriculture to triple the planned budget for organic subsidies to HUF 36 billion (ca. EUR 120 million). The Hungarian Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (ÖMKi) also lobbied hard for this increase. The press conference organized on 18th April by ÖMKi reflected on the new decision, and how organic agriculture should develop in the future.
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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.
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European diversity cereal festival
Between 26 and 28 June we attended the European Diversity Cereal Festival in Kalø (Denmark), which was jointly organized by the initiatives of Let’s Cultivate Diversity and Nordic Heritage Cereal within the CERERE H2020 project.
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On the 3rd and 4th of July 2019, the second national Öko-Feldtage (Organic Field Days) organized by FiBL took place in Grebenstein, at the Staatsdomäne Frankenhausen, which is the research and experimental institute of the University of Kassel. This event unifies a unique combination of practice and research in organic agriculture and animal husbandry.
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Rediscovery of ancient landrace cereals
“We are trying to strengthen our own cultural and professional heritage”Details
As a part of our arable crop research activities, we are studying various cereal species and varieties at 15 different sites in Hungary. These plant stands are also investigated during plant health inspections a number of times every year. The aim of this research is to find the best performing and the most pest-resistant varieties for different habitats under organic conditions.
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Domestic, organic, landrace and available all around the country
ÖMKi’s landrace tomato research has come to an end
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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.
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