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First issue of the CO-FREE Newsletter now available


The replacement of copper is a key priority in organic farming. The new EU-funded project “Innovative strategies for copper-free low input and organic farming systems” (CO-FREE; www.co-free.eu) aims to develop innovative methods, tools and concepts for the replacement of copper in European organic and low input fruit, grapevine, potato, and tomato production systems. FiBL is a partner in this project.

To disseminate information about the project and its partners, CO-FREE issues a Newsletter which provides a

  • "Who is who" of the participating partner institutions,
  • "Latest results", a
  • Top theme" addressing in depth a significant aspect of the project, and
  • "CO-FREE in the public"  reporting on presentations of CO-FREE in meetings and other events.

The first issue of the CO-FREE Newsletter is now available for download at: http://www.co-free.eu/downloads/general/CO-FREE-Newsletter-1-May-13.pdf.

For your convenience you are welcome to subscribe to the Newsletter (http://www.co-free.eu/newsletter.html) to receive first hand information on forthcoming issues.

Further information

The CO-FREE coordination team

  • Annegret Schmitt, Julia Kühn Institute (JKI), Institute for Biological Control, Germany
  • Sara Mazzotta, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI), Institute for Biological Control, Germany
  • Lucius Tamm, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, Switzerland)


co-free.eu: First issue of the CO-FREE Newsletter