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SLU Centre for Organic Food and Farming (EPOK)

The SLU Centre for Organic Food and Farming, EPOK, works with collaboration, coordination and information on organic agriculture research in a Swedish, Nordic and international perspective.


There are 18 pages tagged with SLU Ekologisk produktion och konsumtion:

Legumes can make agriculture more earthworm friendly

Earthworms are important for soil structure and nutrient cycle, but they suffer from conventional ploughing. However, refraining from ploughing is not always possible. Now SLU researchers have found

Longer shelf-life and healthier strawberries

A biocontrol fungus has been demonstrated to decrease gray mold substantially in strawberry plants when vectored by bumblebees. This led to improved shelf life of the harvested strawberries with

Landscape complexity promotes resilience of biological pest control

Ecosystem services can be vulnerable to climate change. How vulnerable depends on how resilient they are to, for example, changing temperatures. In a new study, landscape complexity was found to

New report from Epok: How does the corona situation affect organic food actors?

What does resilience look like in the Swedish organic food chain? By collecting and reproducing lessons from some actors' experiences of the corona situation during the period February to July in

The public sector can contribute to increased organic food production

Through so-called green procurement, the public sector can participate in and influence the market for organic food. Since 2006, Sweden has had a goal that 25 percent of food consumption in the

Specific cultivar traits are important in intercropping systems

In his PhD studies, James Ajal has investigated intercropping combinations of pea and barley as well as faba bean and wheat, and found that the nutrient uptake efficiency of the crops play a more

SLU Plant Protection Network kick-off

cajsa.lithell@slu.se Come, meet and connect with others at SLU working within plant protection or plant health. Get to know and help shaping our new SLU Plant Protection Network, and find out what

HMH - FreeBirds

The FreeBirds project will generate more insight in the relation between chickens’ free range use and health and welfare of the chickens, as well as, to the consequences for the nutrient load of the

Only certain types of organic fertilizers increase abundance of soil biota important for soil fertility

To understand how fertilization regulate soil quality, we need to know more about how fertilization affect soil biota. This has been examined in a new study from SLU. The specific fertilizer was

SciFest: Evening for teachers

SciFest: Evening for teachers agnes.bondesson@slu.se Welcome to an evening full of interesting conversations about global food security and SLU Youth Institute. During the event we will talk

Flower strips, but not hedgerows, increase ecosystem services

Planting flower strips and hedgerows close to crop fields is meant to increase biodiversity and ecosystem services such as pest control and pollination. In a global synthesis an international

Insektspollinering gav kraftigt ökad skörd av åkerböna, även vid torka och bladlusangrepp

A study from SLU has explored likely effects of climate change on faba bean crops. The yield decreased sharply in stands that were exposed to drought, aphids or both. Regardless of stress level,

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