CORE Organic II has decided to fund eleven transnational research projects on organic production. In four of these projects Swedish researchers are involved. Core Organic is part of ERA-NET, aiming to coordinate European research.
Softpest multitrap: Management of strawberry blossom weevil and European tarnished plant bug in organic strawberry and raspberry using semiochemical traps.
Swedish contact: Anna-Karin Borg-Karlsson, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)
HealthyHens: Promoting good health and welfare in European organic laying hens.
Swedish contact: Stefan Gunnarsson, SLU
ICOPP: Improved contribution of local feed to support 100 % organic feed supply to pigs and poultry.
Swedish contact: Magdalena Høøk Presto, SLU
SafeOrganic: Restrictive use of antibiotics in organic animal farming – a potential for safer, high quality products with less antibiotic resistant bacteria.
Swedish contact: Björn Bengtsson, national Veterinary Institute (SVA)