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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 56 pages tagged with SLU Ekologisk produktion och konsumtion:

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

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

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,

Agroecology and the reconstruction of a post-COVID-19 agriculture

anna.lundmark@slu.se On November 26, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences has invited Miguel Altieri - one of the most well-known agroecologists in the world - to give a seminar.

Diversified agriculture enhances ecosystem services and maintain yields

Increasing diversity in crop production systems benefits ecosystem services and biodiversity without compromising crop yields. An international research group found this by analyzing nearly 42,000

Sense and non-sense in evaluating agri-environmental schemes

What is known about the effects of agri-environmental schemes on farmland biodiversity? Quite a lot, but at the same time not as much as we would like, concludes a new study from the Swedish

Ny vetenskaplig artikel om dialogsamtal för Eko 3.0

In 2016 and 2017, Epok conducted dialogue sessions with a number of different actors who are in various ways connected to organic farming; producers, advisers, breeders, authorities, researchers,

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