November 8, 2019

Here in Denmark, we had the pleasure of having 3 participatory farmers hosting trails with plant teams of cereal legumes, and despite a very extreme drought, the trails did well. Partly, we were lucky with the fields chosen for trails, as two of them could be irrigated...

Why this workshop, why now? Our work on cultivar selection for intercropping has highlighted a need for more knowledge about crop genotypes suited for cultivation in mixed cropping. Cultivars selected for sole cropping might not perform well in crop mixtures as the tra...

This summer the consortium met in Copenhagen thanks to the organisational support of two of our project partners, L&F SEGES and the University of Copenhagen. As well as the workshops and training on communicating science in user-generated video (see our previous b...

July 10, 2019

At the Copenhagen Conference 2019 DIVERSify partners engaged in workshops and training to enable them to produce entry level web video.

Below are the results of the user generated video competition...

#1 Voted Winner: Reducing pests and diseases

#2 The Runners u...

DIVERSify is working with a group of Horizon 2020 research and innovation projects funded by the European Union to diversify agricultural systems and promote the uptake of crop diversification strategies. The five other projects in the ‘Crop Diversification Cluster’ in...

May 30, 2019

Throwback to my blog on the LEAF website...

DIVERSify isn’t just looking into how plant teams can be used and how to optimise the performance of them it is also helping to upskill young researchers through its Young Researcher Mission Programme and online Speak Out Tool...

April 5, 2019

In 2018 the Consorzio Marche Biologiche (Consortium of organic farmers of the Marche Region - ConMarcheBio) participated to the DIVERSify project and a field trial was carried out at the organic farm “Romiti Giovanni”. ConMarcheBio is mainly involved in the production...

March 15, 2019

Intercropping is a promising approach for low input agricultural systems such as organic farming. In central Italy, the use of intercropping is well known amongst organic farms combining crop and animal production. As part of DIVERSify, we worked with two organic farms...

December 19, 2018

As the busy field season has come to a close, we've embraced the task of processing the dried samples and sorting through the big mound of collected field data. This slightly less manic time means that we have time catch our breaths and to look back and see how the sea...

January 25, 2018

Saatzucht Gleisdorf GmbH (SZG) is a small private breeding company located in Styria (South-eastern Austria) with a long tradition in pumpkin, legume and corn breeding. In the Diversify project we are organizing national stakeholder workshops and knowledge exchange wit...

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