In the farming region of eastern Austria an operational group was established consisting of organic farmers, consultants and scientists. The aim of this group is the development and testing of innovative soil cultivation and green manure systems under on-farm (field trials) and on-station (long-term experiment) conditions to facilitate the sharing and transferring of experience and knowledge within and outside the group.
Optimization of farm-specific reduced soil tillage in combination with green manuring and/or organic fertilizers are investigated to determine how these contribute to an in-crease of yields and income, an improved nitrogen and nutrient supply to the crops, and an increase of humus content in the soil. These optimized cultivation systems aims to contribute to protecting against soil erosion, and climate shifts. Additionally, these systems aim to enhance the efficient utilization of on-farm resources, to enhance soil quality and biodiversity, and to allow for the adaption of systems to climate change.
Finanzierung und Abwicklung über das Österreichische Programm für ländliche Entwicklung LE 14-20 (Finanzierung: Bund, Länder und Europäische Union)
Programm: Europäische Innovationspartnerschaft "Landwirtschaftliche Produktivität und Nachhaltigkeit"
Work package manager