Strip-cropping and recycling of waste for biodiverse and resoURce-Efficient intensive VEGetable production (SUREVEG)
Project purpose: to improve productivity, biodiversity and soil fertility by reducing the use of inorganic fertilizers and biopesticides, and to reduce environmental and climate pressures in intensive organic vegetable growing.
Tasks of the project:
- Communicate with the SUREVEG project leader and consortium, attend project meetings to successfully execute the project.
- To compile a literature on the effects of strip cropping technology on soil, the reduction of biotic and abiotic stress on crops, and the impact on sustainability.
- Conduct and plan the trial according to the project methodology developed in collaboration with the consortium partners:
- set up field trials: comparing cabbage and broccoli plantations with garden beans and velvet versus continuous vegetable planting (control), in parallel testing two types of plant-based soil conditioners (digestate and compost) versus control (manure) on crop productivity 2018-2020 . years;
- Carry out maintenance work, soil analysis (N, P, K, organic matter and pH changes in soil in different variants), plant analysis (nitrates), and crop yield testing in accordance with the methodology developed by the consortium.
- Collect and analyze data, prepare publications, present results at conferences.
- Based on the results obtained during the study, prepare information for farmers at the end of the project in order to ensure the practical use of the research results.
The results of the supported project will be published in December 2018.
Publication of project information: in this link
The results of the supported project are available to all companies in the industry free of charge.