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Cover crops, towards a sustainable agriculture

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UPM - Researchers at the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM) have demonstrated that replacing the traditional fallow with cover crops can reduce nitrate pollution without increasing the salinity or reducing yield.

COAG presents at Brussels the online sales platform of its project "ARCo"

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COAG - The Coordinator of Organizations of Farmers and Cattlemen from Spain (known by its Spanish acronym COAG ) presents this monday November 19 in Brussels its online sales platform, , as part of the annual conference on innovation and sustainable agriculture organized by the European Commission. This website was born this past June with the participation of 540 farmers

The UV-absorbing net is an ally against pests

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UPM - Spanish researchers have found that a reduction in the amount of UV light in the environment can reduce the propagation and aphid population density what involves an overuse decline of pesticides. The use of UV-absorbing covers can reduce the incidence of the potato aphid, M. euphorbiae, on lettuce plants.

The AREFLH decides to create a European Innovation Partnership in fruits and vegetables

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Boletín Agrario - The commission on research and innovation of the Assembly of European Regions producing fruit, vegetables and plants has decided to create a European Innovation Partnership (EIP). The project, which will be coordinated by the own AREFLH and by the European Association of fresh products, is oriented to the eighth EC framework program 2014-2020 research and innovation, Horizon 2020

Beneficial Mold Packaged in Bioplastic

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Jan Suszkiw / ARS - Aflatoxins are highly toxic carcinogens produced by several species of Aspergillus fungi. But not all Aspergillus produce aflatoxin. Some, in fact, are considered beneficial. One such strain, dubbed K49, is now being recruited to battle these harmful Aspergillus relatives, preventing them from contaminating host crops like corn with the carcinogen.