Seaweed and kelp are nutrient-rich resources that can contribute to making fertilization and soil improvement in agriculture more sustainable.
At the same time, it must be ensured that these resources are safe for use in food production without bringing toxic substances up from the sea and into the soil.
Researchers and advisors from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden have shared knowledge and experiences on how to improve and sustain soil health in Nordic agricultural soils.
The project "Network– Sustain Nordic soil health" (NetSH) has focused on sharing low-tech methods for soil-health evaluation and improvement.
Twenty-five people active in research, extension, certification and industry related to organic production came together in October 2019 to discuss inputs used in organic growing in Norway, and possible effects of phasing out common inputs such as conventional manure, and copper for plant protection. Experienced advisors warned against phasing out any inputs from already...
- - 2016 marks the 30th anniversary of the Norwegian Centre for Organic Agriculture (NORSØK), which now again is an active national centre of expertise. This is a good time for NORSØK to once again start its own research, development and information activities, says Turid Strøm – the centre’s managing director since 4 January 2016.