Project info

Fertility Building Management Measures in Organic Cropping Systems – FertilCrop

Funding: CORE Organic Plus Funding Bodies, being partners of the FP7 ERA-Net project CORE Organic Plus.

Project coordinator: Dr. Andreas Fliessbach, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL, Switzerland

Deputy coordinator: Dr. Jørgen Olesen, Department of Agroecology - Climate and Wate, Aarhus University, Tjele, Denmark

Duration: 2015–2017


FertilCrop Technical Notes

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The project "Fertility Building Management Measures in Organic Cropping Systems" - FertilCrop will address sustainable crop management techniques that will make efficient use of the interface to other plants, to the structured and stratified soil matrix, to beneficial microorganisms, and to the carbon and nitrogen cycle. The project is funded in the framework of CORE Organic Plus. More ...


New FertilCrop Technical Note: Earthworm sampling


This technical note shows various methods to sample, measure and interpret earthworms, which are... read more

New video by University of Florence explains spade test in Italian


Agroecologist Luca Conte gives a practical explanation of how farmers, advisors and researchers can... read more

New FertilCrop Technical Note: Weeds as soil bioindicators: How to sample and use data


This technical note shows how weed species can be used as indicators of soil conditions that are... read more

New FertilCrop Technical Note: Examining root nodule activity on legumes


The symbiotic partnership between bacteria and legumes is vital for the supply of biologically... read more

Spade test: New FertilCrop broshure in French


A new publication about the spade test as developed by FertilCrop partner ISARA Lyon is now... read more

New FertilCrop paper: Long-Term Management Affects the Community Composition of Arable Soil Seedbanks


Recently a paper from the FertilCrop project was published.  read more

New FertilCrop Technical Note: Decomposition study using tea bags


Comparing the decomposition of green tea as a fast-decomposing material with rooibos as a material,... read more