LIFE+ Crops for better Soil
“Crops for better soil” is an ambitious project that is going to cultivate in 400 hectares without irrigation in four different areas in Spain (Castilla la Mancha, Castilla y León, Aragón and Navarra). The aim is to demonstrate on a significant scale and with innovative measurement technologies that application of particular organic farming techniques can improve soil fertility by 20%. Meanwhile it will increase yields with the same percentage through optimal combinations of methodologies targeted to the specific soils and climatic conditions concerned..... >> Read more
Here you can read the official project form of the project "Crops for better soil" (LIFE10 ENV/ES/471) on the Europa.eu website.
Treatment of mixed crop samples at UPM
During the harvesting of the trial plots of mixed crops (chickpeas and wheat) that took place on the 20th of July in Illana, the technician in charge, Juan Pablo del Monte (UPM) collected samples of the harvest for evaluation in the lab.read more »
Harvesting of mixed crops in the plots of Illana - Guadalajara
On the 20th of July 2016, the team at Illana harvested the mixed chickpea and wheat trial plots. With this we conclude the final phase of field data gathering of LIFE 10 – Crops for Better Soil.read more »
Pecha Kucha presentation at CAPIGI 2016
Fenny van Egmond, on behalf of Medusa Explorations and the project Crops for better soil, presented the project results at CAPIGI 2016.read more »
Crops for Better Soil celebrates its final conference at the MAGRAMA
The event coincided with the UN's sensibilisation campagin to heighten public awareness of the nutritional benefits of pulses. Special guests included director general of Rural Development and Forestry Policy of the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and the Environment, Begoña Nieto.read more »
Laymans Report Crops for Better Soil
The report was presented during the final conference held in May. The report indicates which have been the project's objectives, the actions taken, the results and conclusions.read more »
Crops for better Soil News
The project will be present at the 22nd European Meeting of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics
Barcelona has been chosen to host the Near Surface Geoscience 2016 Conference and Exhibition. The meeting will be celebrated during the 4-8 of September in Barcelona.
Today, Sven Kallen of Transfer visited the project team of Medusa (Fenny van Egmond, Ronald Koomans and Han Limburg) at their offices in Groningen.
Everyone present is trying to find ways to continue with production, and this could be a great starting point to develop actions within the continuation plant once the project ends in October 2016 (after LIFE communication plan)