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


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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 ...


FertilCrop Technical Notes available in Slovenian


The Technical Notes "Decomposition study using tea bags" and "Weeds as soil... read more

New app released to monitor soil health


SOILapp, a smartphone application intended to monitor soil health, has just been released. It... read 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

FertilCrop Technical Note available in French


The Technical Note "Decomposition study using tea bags" from the FertilCrop project is... read more

FertilCrop Technical Notes are now available in Spanish


The three Technical Notes from the FertilCrop project Examining root nodule activity on... 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

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