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Boosting 4 BEST practices for SOIL health in Europe

Boosting 4 BEST practices for SOIL health in Europe

Objective

Healthy soils are of major importance for the future of the European horticultural and agricultural crop production. Especially in intensive production systems, soilborne diseases are a major factor with a negative impact on soil health. Newly developed best practices and sound crop rotations permit to maintain, improve or re-establish soil health in Europe.
The BEST4SOIL project will build a community of practice network across Europe by inter-connecting growers, advisers, educators and researchers. Through this network, knowledge ready for practice on 4 best practices for the control of soilborne diseases (compost/organic amendments; green manures/cover crops; anaerobic soil disinfestation (ASD); and (bio)solarisation) will be promoted. Open-access databases with information on the range of pathogens affecting host plants will help the practitioners to build appropriate crop rotations and innovative control strategies.
As innovative tool will BEST4SOIL provide tutorial videos (youtube), easily understandable also to growers with limited language skills. Videos, databases and factsheets are edited in 22 official EU languages to facilitate the innovation management of practitioners throughout Europe. The information will be freely accessible and highly comprehensible to guarantee a smooth knowledge transfer from research to practice. BEST4SOIL will deploy local facilitators to set up a network with active communities of practice resulting in an intensive knowledge exchange.
The consortium of BEST4SOIL includes advisers, breeder, communicators, educators, growers, and researchers from eight European countries. Together with facilitators in at least twelve more countries, the network will interconnect an important part of the European growers, advisers and educators, the main stakeholders of BEST4SOIL.
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Coordinator

DELPHY BV

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Agro Business Park 65
6708pv Wageningen

Netherlands

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 306 250

Participants (11)

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FORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUR BIOLOGISCHENLANDBAU OSTERREICH, ABGEKURZT FIBLOSTERREICH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 181 702,50

7REASONS MEDIEN GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 230 462,50

TEAGASC - AGRICULTURE AND FOOD DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 82 381,25

BERNER FACHHOCHSCHULE

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 125 258,75

LANDBRUG & FODEVARER F.M.B.A.

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 188 087,75

INSTITUTO ANDALUZ DE INVESTIGACIONY FORMACION AGRARIA PESQUERA ALIMENTARIA Y DE LA PRODUCCION ECOLOGICA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 320 376,25

UNIWERSYTET PRZYRODNICZY WE WROCLAWIU

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 80 667,50

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 206 320

P. H. PETERSEN SAATZUCHT LUNDSGAARD GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 52 312,50

EIDGENOESSISCHES DEPARTEMENT FUER WIRTSCHAFT, BILDUNG UND FORSCHUNG

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 141 905

GRAND ALFRED

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 82 575

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 817696

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 October 2018

  • End date

    30 September 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.1.1.

H2020-EU.3.2.1.3.

H2020-EU.3.2.2.3.

H2020-EU.3.2.4.1.

H2020-EU.3.2.1.4.

H2020-EU.3.2.1.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 998 299

  • EU contribution

    € 1 998 299

Coordinated by:

DELPHY BV

Netherlands