Organics

ANICAV Sets Up ‘Organic Tomato Products’ Division

Italy uses 8% of tomato fields to grow organic In order to support the significant growth that the “organic” products sector continues to record, the...

The Seed Industry View on the BRESOV Project

The BRESOV project seeks to provide climate-resilient cultivars addressed to organic vegetable production systems. These new cultivars will benefit organic growers, and the organic...

Breeding for Resilient, Efficient and Sustainable Organic Vegetable Production (BRESOV)

With changing climatic conditions and a rapidly growing world population estimated to reach 9 billion by 2050, mankind faces the serious challenge of increasing...

Are Organic Vegetables Healthier?

There were piles of all sorts of tomatoes in the produce aisle of the supermarket. But the ones that caught my attention sat neatly...

Organic Seed Gets Boost with ECOBREED Project

Funded by the European Union Horizon 2020 research and innovation program, ECOBREED is a five-year project that aims to develop methods, strategies and infrastructures...

Optimising Vegetable Crops for Organic Farming: Launch of 4-Year EU Research Project BRESOV

The recently started European project BRESOV (“Breeding for Resilient, Efficient and Sustainable Organic Vegetable Production“) has set out to improve the competitiveness of three...

Optimising Vegetable Crops For Organic Farming

Launch of 4-year EU research Project Bresov - The multidisciplinary project aims to link researchers, vegetable producers and consumers The recently started European project BRESOV (“Breeding for Resilient,...

Organic Insect Deterrent for Agriculture

Traditional insecticides are killers: they not only kill pests, they also endanger bees and other beneficial insects, as well as affecting biodiversity in soils,...

Wageningen University & Research: Organic Agriculture Less Productive Than Conventional Agriculture

In February this year, scientists from Wageningen University & Research in the Netherlands and other institutes published an article about multi-year research performed at...

UC Davis Students Breed Beans for Organic Farming

New Varieties Will Be High Yield, Disease Resistant Graduate students at the University of California, Davis, have begun field tests on very rare commodities: high-yield,...