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Sessions & Workshops
New approaches to arable crop cultivation & cover crops
The latest from the TILMAN-ORG project, presenting results from long-term, EU-wide tillage and cover crop trials. An opportunity to consider making changes in the approach on the home farm.
Christophe Davide (ISARA): Chair
Paul Mäder (FiBL):
Overview of the TILMAN-ORG project
Marion Casagrande (INRA) and Joséphine Peigné (ISARA): Conservation agriculture in organic farming diversity of practices and motivations of European farmers
Julia Cooper (Newcastle University): Using reduced tillage and green manures in organic systems – what is the research telling us?
GMOs: recent developments & organic breeding alternatives
The recent GM wheat trial has raised familiar issues and re-awakened concerns in many people.
This session will consider the trial and other developments and place them in a context of political
inappropriateness. A key part of the session will be the presentation of viable alternative approaches.
Bruce Pearce (ORC): Chair
Pete Riley (GM Freeze): Overview of recent developments and challenges
Lawrence Woodward (GM Education): What is wrong with GM in research terms and politically
Thomas Döring (ORC): Alternative approaches and lessons from ORC research
Weed control in arable crops
Weed control in organic agriculture does not depend on a single strike approach. It is much more effective to consider weed control at every stage of the crop production process. This session uses the idea of 'Many Little Hammers' to illustrate this approach before looking at two of the ‘little hammers’ in more detail. (Organised by Organic Arable)
Andrew Trump (Organic Arable): Chair
Andrew Trump (Organic Arable):
Many little hammers – the idea
Andrew Trump will introduce the idea of ‘Many Little Hammers’ to weed control, i.e. that we need several different approaches to weed control within our farming systems in order to manage weeds effectively.