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DOMINO -Dynamic sod mulching and use of recycled amendments to increase biodiversity, resilience and sustainability of intensive organic apple orchards and vineyards

Title OriginalDOMINO -Dynamic sod mulching and use of recycled amendments to increase biodiversity, resilience and sustainability of intensive organic apple orchards and vineyards
Abstract

DOMINO aims at improving the long-term sustainability and the ecological footprint of intensive organic fruit orchards.

It focuses on the interaction of fruit trees with different wild species, organic residues and microbioma and it intends to break the paradigm of monoculture in organic fruit growing, enhancing the ecosystem services.

The innovation is due to the development of new intercropping strategies with different living mulches and legumes and new organic fertilizers. Crop protection will be enhanced by using overhead covering.

The activities are planned in different major fruit production regions, located in continental and mediterranean countries.

Classic dissemination tools (i.e. website, brochures, workshops) will be used, as well as innovative tools (i.e. interactive open days, internet channels, social media and educational videos) to reach and work together with stakeholders (farmers, advisors and their associations).

Financing/ Donor
  • Core Organic Cofund
(Research) Program
  • CORE Organic Cofund/ Federal Office for Agriculture (FOAG)
Project partners
  • Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
    Daivde Neri
  • Fruit Growing Institute, Bulgaria,
    Hristina Kutinkova
  • Laimburg Research Centre, Italy
    Markus Kelderer
  • Research Institute of Horticulture, Poland
    Eligio Malusa
  • Centre Technique Interprofessionnel Fruits Légumes, France
    Maria-Martha Fernandez
  • Hohenheim University, Germany
    Sabine Zikeli
FiBL project leader/ contact (people who are not linked are former FiBL employees)
FiBL project staff (people who are not linked are former FiBL employees)
Role of FiBL

Work package manager and Project partner

Research area
FiBL project number 25049
Date modified 12.11.2019
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