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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 12 pages tagged with SLU Ekologisk produktion och konsumtion:

Unique landscape experiment for sustainable food production and biodiversity

The Kamprad family's foundation finances a new project at the Swedish University of Agriculture's research facility,Lövsta outside Uppsala. The project focuses on the reintegration of crop production

Swedish farmers’ reports to the EU used by researchers to study choices of crops

In her first scientific publication, PhD student Rafaelle Reumaux shows how the Land Parcel Identification System can be used to study crop sequences. She has studied the choices of crops in organic

Plant protection research at the SLU Centre for Organic Food and Farming

Lunch webbinar: Plant protection research at the SLU Centre for Organic Food and Farming katja.fedrowitz@slu.se Welcome to a seminar with Johanna Spångberg, Director of the SLU Centre for Organic

Common pesticides in agriculture harmed bumblebees in a large-scale experiment

Tighter regulations within the EU should protect pollinators from pesticides used in agriculture. However, a major field study involving bumblebees placed in apple orchards and rapeseed crops across

Different kinds of crop diversity at conventional and organic farms

The diversity of crops grown in a field, on a farm, and in the landscape tends to have a positive impact on the wild biodiversity, as well as crop production, and ecosystem functions that support and

Integrated pest management needs better implementation to provide ecological advantages

In its current form, integrated pest management (IPM) is not enhancing ecosystem services such as biocontrol potential or reducing disservices such as herbivore pressure when compared with

Crop protection futures in agriculture-en

Crop protection futures in agriculture futurefood@slu.se Crop production is the vital basis for our food system, but the current set up is highly dependent on inputs of chemical pesticides and

Political deafness may impede transition to biological control

The EU Commission has proposed a new Regulation on the sustainable use of plant protection products. One of its goals is that chemical control has largely been replaced with biological control not

New Swedish research agenda for organic food and farming

A new national research agenda for organic food and farming was released in September. Now, the agenda is also available in English. The comprehensive process behind the agenda was led by Epok and

Ley crops to pigs

Do pigs need access to forage? How are they affected by eating forage and what are the benefits? In this video, the researchers talk about their work investigating and evaluating whether grass and

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