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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 13 pages tagged with SLU Ekologisk produktion och konsumtion:

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

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

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