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27/10/2022

Results of the 2022 Joint FACCE-JPI SusCrop Call on Agrobiodiversity

©2019 Ruud Morijn - stock.adobe.com
©2019 Ruud Morijn - stock.adobe.com

FACCE-JPI and the ERA-NET SusCrop, in the framework of the European Research Area, have decided to join forces to put in place a Call for research projects addressing agrobiodiversity, with the purposes of providing practical and policy-relevant knowledge on how agrobiodiversity can improve resilience of agroecosystems.


18/10/2022

SusCrop 2nd Call projects meeting and outreach seminar

Source: pexels - 404966
Source: pexels - 404966

Registrations are now open for the ERA-Net SusCrop project status and outreach seminar on ‘sustainable crop and agriculture production for the future’ that will take place on February 7-8, 2023 in Ghent, Belgium.

Final agenda [PDF, 716.81 KB, not barrierefree]
Travel and accomodation info [PDF, 1.2 MB, not barrierefree]


06/10/2022

Consortium meeting – September 14, 2022

Source: Christian Breuer, PtJ
Source: Christian Breuer, PtJ

A consortium meeting was held on September 14, 2022 in Brussels and online. The meeting was attended by more than 30 representatives of the SusCrop Consortium members and the SusCrop Advisory Board members.


06/10/2022

Workshop on “Enhancement and optimization of innovation” – 12 May, 2022

Source: Nikki De Clercq - ILVO
Source: Nikki De Clercq - ILVO

The seminar was held back to back with a workshop on “Enhancement and optimization of innovation”, that took place on the 12th of May 2022. Fundraiser Stella Spanou (AU) started with a keynote on “The art of innovation and entrepreneurship – from research to value creation”.


05/10/2022

End-term meeting of the research projects of the 1st Call – 11 May, 2022

Source: Nikki De Clercq - ILVO
Source: Nikki De Clercq - ILVO

On May 11, the ERA-Net SusCrop welcomed about 50 participants to the end-term meeting of the funded research projects of the 1st transnational Call. Next to the participants on site, about 50 participants were registered to join the meeting online.


05/10/2022

Throwback to a successful seminar on research and innovation in sustainable crop production – 10-12 May, 2022

Source: Christian Breuer, PtJ
Source: Christian Breuer, PtJ

On May 10, the 3-day “seminar on research and innovation in sustainable crop production” that was held at Aarhus University (Denmark) kicked off with an internal consortium meeting for SusCrop funders and other consortium members.


21/04/2022

Flashnews - “Applying and Combining Disturbance and Competition for an agro-ecological management of creeping perennial weeds (AC/DC-weeds)”

Source: ACDC partners
Source: ACDC partners

The AC/DC-weeds project develops agro-ecological technologies to manage creeping perennial weeds on arable land. Focusing on three species, important in North and Central Europe, they investigate new technics and optimise crop husbandry. Creeping perennials occur patchy, hence the researchers work on mapping, identifying and delineating them in fields with UAVs.


21/04/2022

Flashnews - “Diploid Inbreds For Fixation, and Unreduced GAmetes for Tetraploidy – A novel Fixation-Restitution Breeding method for potato (DIFFUGAT)”

 

In order to rapidly accumulate and fix desirable characteristics in diploid potato, it is necessary to be able to self-pollinate (or inbreed) them.


21/04/2022

Flashnews - “Harnessing the potato-microbiome interactions for development of sustainable breeding and production strategies (potatoMETAbiome)”

Source: Joana Falcao Salles
Source: Joana Falcao Salles

Current conventional agriculture relies heavily on high nutrient inputs as well as massive use of pesticides. Therefore, conventional practices have resulted in low nutrient use efficiencies, groundwater pollution and increased soil erosion.


08/04/2022

Flashnews - “Development of lodging-resistant and climate-smart rye – a contribution to a sustainable cereal production in marginal environments (RYE-SUS”

Source: Bernd Hackauf, JKI
Source: Bernd Hackauf, JKI

The overall goal of RYE-SUS is to develop, test and model gibberellin-sensitive semi-dwarf rye genotypes with optimised harvest index, improved lodging resistance, high yield potential and drought tolerance as well as minimised risk of ergot infestation for a sustainable intensification of grain production.