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2020. June 3. News

Efficient organic farming is not possible without modern technologies

The VERIS soil spectrophotometer in action. One of the protagonists of our new project is the VERIS professional soil spectrophotometer, which came to us last fall as a donation from Australia, courtesy of the Berney Foundation. This year, it is continuing its valuable work on Hungarian land, at our on-farm partner, Csoroszlya Farm.

With the help of this precision instrument that can be mounted on a tractor, we can obtain important data on the condition and composition of the soil by scanning the fields. Among other things, VERIS measures (electrical) conductivity, which can be used to assess the moisture and salinity parameters of the soil.

And that's not all. With VERIS, we can analyse the spectrum of the soil, which can be used to separate areas with different quality and nutrient supply. Thanks to the precise survey, an accurate and site-specific nutrient replenishment plan can be prepared, and we can also monitor the quality changes of our soils resulting from various cultivation methods.

These precise solutions contribute to the development of effective and cost-effective nutrient management and soil preparation strategies, which are essential in prevention-based organic farming. In this case, technology and organic farming methods go hand in hand. We will share more news with you soon about our projects using digital technologies. Take a look at our website.

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2019. December 5.

World soil day 5th December

World Soil Day (WSD) is supported by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and its aim is to emphasize the importance of cultivable soils and to promote sustainable management of soil-related resources.

2019. September 13.

Our research made understandable: We have harvested the potatoes of our work

We achieved one of the major milestones of our SolACE project in the last two weeks as we managed to harvest our small plot potato experiments. We collected almost three tonnes of potatoes from the fields in sacks, which means we can now record the data and analyze it. As we have already reported, we tested various potato genotypes, microbial inoculums and crop rotation enriched with soybeans in the Organic Farming Section of the Soroksár Experimental and Educational Farm of the Szent István University. Our aim was to enhance the combined stress resistance of the plants. In the coming weeks, we will see how the methods we used increased the quantity and the quality of the yield under conditions with sub-optimal water and nutrient inputs.

2019. March 21.

Nagy-Somló goes organic

The Hungarian Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (ÖMKi) contributes to training local producers.

Hungary’s smallest historic wine region is to go organic from March 2019 with the help of the Hungarian Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (ÖMKi)


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