Kick-off meeting of the FertilCrop project in Frick

On January 20 and 21, 2015 the kick-off meeting of the FertilCrop meeting took place. The meeting was held at the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) in Frick, Switzerland.


The FertilCrop Team at the meeting January 2015. Front: From left to right: Roc Mihelic (University of Ljubljana, UL, Slovenia), Anamarija Slabe (Institute for Sustainable Development, ISD, Slovenia), Metka Suhadolc, UL, Slovenia) Izik Öztürk (Aarhus University, AU, Denmark), Ron de Goede (Wageningen University and Research Centre, WUR, Netherlands), Jørgen Olesen (AU, Denmark), Randi Froseth (Bioforsk, Norway), Sissel Hansen (Bioforsk, Norway), Maike Krauss (FiBL, Switzerland) Paolo Bàrberi (Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, SSSA, Italy), Andreas Fliessbach (FiBL, Switzerland), Daniele Antichi (Centro di Ricerche Agro-Ambientali, CIRAA, Italy), Michael Schloter (Helmholtz Zentrum München, HMGU, Germany), Giao Cesare Pacini (DISPAA, Italy), Ulla Bertelsen (International Centre for Research in Organic Food Systems, ICROFS, Denmark), Zydre Kadziuliene (Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry, LRCAF, Lithuania), Paul Mäder (FiBL, Switzerland), Joséphine Peigné (ISARA, France), Raphaël Metral (Institut National de Recherche Agronomique, INRA, France. Back, from left to right: Helga Willer (FiBL, Switzerland) Jordi Doltra (Cantabrian Agricultural Research and Training Centre, CIFA, Spain), F. Xavier Sans-Serra (University of Barcelona, UB, Spain) José Manuel Blanco (UB, Spain), Stefano Carlesi (SSSA, Italy), Anne Luik (Estonian University of Life Sciences, EULS, Estonia) Liina Talgre (EULS, Estonia), Jarosław Stałenga (Institute of Soil Science and Plant Cultivation, IUNG, Poland), Ton Baars (Fundacja im. Stanisława Karlowskiego (FSK), Poland), Florian Celette (ISARA, France), Christian Gary (INRA, France)


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 by the CORE Organic Plus Funding Bodies, being partners of the FP7 ERA-Net project CORE Organic Plus (

At the meeting, which is cooridanted by Andreas Fliessbach of FiBL, the poject partners discussed the work to be done. Ulla Bertelsen of the International Centre for Research in Organic Food and Farming (ICROFS), coordinator of the CORE Organic Plus project gave an overview of this project and the technical and administrative requirements.

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Andreas Fliessbach, FiBL, Switzerland

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