27 February 2018
Wonderful woodchip!

A practical one day workshop on using ramial woodchip, woodchip compost etc.

27 March 2018
CFE Hedge event at Elm Farm

Make hedge management work for your business & the environment



14 February 2018
Organic sector booming worldwide

57.8 million ha of organic land - The organic market grows to almost 90 billion US Dollars

13 February 2018
Addressing the crisis for new entrants to farming

Ecological Land Cooperative campaign for donations of land for new entrants to ecological agriculture.



7 February 2018
OK-Net EcoFeed for 100% organic feed

Changes to EU organic regulation triggers ‘grow local’ research for feeding pigs and poultry

Challenges of organic arable farming

Category: News
16 January 2018

Free online self-learning course on OK-Net Arable platform

The OK-Net-Arable project aims at increasing the productivity and the quality of organic arable farming in Europe by improving exchange of knowledge among farmers, farm advisers and scientists. In this framework a free access self-learning course is available on the project platform. The objective of this course is to enable users to familiarise themselves with the latest insights, context and concepts of organic arable farming. Particular attention will be given to tools and practices, collected within the project in order to tackle current difficulties related to production and crop protection.

This course is structured into six modules. Each module is explained through a PPT presentation supported by different tools (practice abstracts, leaflets, guidelines, data calculation, videos, books, reports, web pages etc.). The material is provided in English and covers five thematic areas which are: soil fertility management, nutrient management, pest and disease control, weed management and crop specific issues.

The modules are:

  • Strategies to enhance soil fertility and assessment of soil fertility and quality
  • Fertilization strategies to enhance nutrient availability in organic arable crops
  • Monitoring, preventive and curative measures for pests and diseases management
  • Technical tools, strategies and machineries to tackle weeds in organic arable farming
  • Crops specific problems and potential solutions in cereals, legumes, fruits and vegetables
  • Recovery and final synthesis
  • The presentation will guide users to read thoroughly specific tools where they will have the opportunity to discuss, rate and leave a comment for each specific tool in the provided space.

    http://farmknowledge.org/index.php/courses

    Keywords: arable learning

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