Presentation of research in sustainable crop production at a European seminar
At a seminar in Aarhus Denmark, researchers participating in the European research program SusCrop will present results from three years of research into sustainable crop production. The seminar is open to stakeholders and will be followed by a workshop on enhancement and optimisation of innovation based on research in SusCrop.
How can difficult weed species be handled in organic plant cultivation? Can improved Vicia faba breeding supply Europe with green and sustainable protein? Is stinging nettles a sustainable crop - and what can it be used for? Can the development of climate-smart rye contribute to sustainable cereal production in marginal environments?
These and many other issues are investigated by European researchers in transnational research projects financed by the ERA-Net Cofund Action “SusCrop”. 13 research projects within sustainable plant production will be completed in the period 2019 – 2022, and the results will be presented at the seminar.
The research topics range widely - from improving the use of resources and efficiency of crops and cultivation systems over the development of plant protection technologies to breeding and development of breeding technologies.
A European research program
SusCrop is a so-called ERA-Net Cofund Action established under the auspices of the EU research and innovation program Horizon 2020 (H2020 GA No 771134). The name ERA-Net is an acronym for European Research Area - Network and the purpose of the ERA-Net schemes is to strengthen cooperation between national and regional research programs. 34 partners from 19 EU countries participate in SusCrop.
The collaboration started in 2018, where the partners joined forces to fund the first 13 research projects in the field of sustainable crop production. These projects will soon be completed and the results will be presented and discussed at a seminar at Aarhus University, Denmark, which will take place on 11 - 12 May.
Presentation of results and dialogue with research users
The purpose of the seminar is to present the results of the research, and at the same time to engage into a dialogue with stakeholders and research users about the use of results. Thus, the first day of the seminar is dedicated to the presentation of the research. On the second day of the seminar, there will be workshops aiming at strengthening the application of research results in practice.
Finally, keynote presentations will focus on different aspects of successful collaborations between research and stakeholders / research users.
Both the seminar and the workshop are open to stakeholders and free of charge. SusCrop reserves the right to give priority to stakeholders participating in the projects. We therefore recommend quick registration.
The seminar will be held on 10 - 11 May at Aarhus University, Denmark.
For further information, please contact Chief Consultant Claus Bo Andreasen, DCA - Danish Center for Food and Agriculture, Aarhus University. Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone: +45 4079 8032