BIO Research Austria - Events from August 2022: Excursion to multi-use Hedges on 31.08.2022, Seminar on water-efficient Agriculture on 01.10.2022, Certificate Course for Soil Practitioners in Arable Farming 2023, Brochure "Closing cycles"

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen!

We would like to inform you about news concerning our following events and cordially invite you to participate:

  • Excursion multi-use hedges on Wed., 31.08.2022  
  • Seminar on water-efficient arable farming on Sat., 01.10.2022  
  • Certificate course soil practitioner arable farming 2023  
  • Brochure 'Closing the loop' available in the webshop  


Excursion multi-use hedges on Wednesday, 31.08.2022 from 2 p.m. in Höbersdorf, Lower Austria

Hedges ensure that the fertile topsoil is protected from wind erosion and improve the microclimate. This is becoming increasingly important as an adaptation to climate change. They provide habitats for insects, birds, and mammals, thereby promoting biodiversity and beneficial insects. Multi-use hedges are created to provide additional benefits to the farm beyond these positive effects. A typical example is the use of (wild) fruit and nuts. We visit existing multi-use hedges on the Binder farm, analyze them together with the farm manager with regard to benefits, biodiversity and protection function.
Other uses of multi-use hedges will also be discussed. Multi-use hedges are a proven agroforestry system suitable for Central European agricultural and climatic conditions.

Date: Wednesday, 31.08.2022, from 2 to 4 p.m.
Target group: farmers who are interested in actively shaping their agricultural landscape
Credit: 2 hours for ÖPUL 2023 - UBB or BIO-BIODIVERSITY
Speakers: Franz Binder, Dr. Erwin Szlezak, Dr. Eva Erhart, Dr. Wilfried Hartl
Costs: free of charge
Meeting point: At the wayside shrine between Höbersdorf and Untermallebarn (L1089), 2011 Höbersdorf. Parking in the field path
Registration: Register hereuntil 28.08.2022 or by phone +43 (0) 1 4000 49 150. 

Seminar: Water-efficient arable farming on Saturday, 01.10.2022

Due to global warming, weather extremes are to be expected with increasing frequency. This poses major challenges for agriculture because, on the one hand, water is becoming a scarce resource and, on the other, intensive precipitation events with severe soil erosion are to be expected. These changing conditions make it all the more necessary to bring soils to their best possible condition. In the seminar 'Water Efficient Farming', measures are discussed that help to increase the water uptake and water storage capacity of soils as well as to avoid unnecessary water losses. The interrelationships of soil-plant-water balance and climate are explained in a practice-oriented manner with show objects, practical exercises, field experiments and best practice examples.

Date: Saturday, 01.10.2022 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 
Target group: organic arable farmers
Speakers: Dr. Wilfried Hartl, Ing. Rudolf Votzi
Location: Bio Forschung Austria, Esslinger Hauptstraße 132-134, 1220 Vienna
Costs: 55 € subsidized, 110 € unsubsidized
Registration: Register here, until 21.09.2022 or by phone +43 (0) 1‑4000 49 150. 

Certificate course soil practitioner arable farming  2023

High natural soil fertility is the basis for long-term operational success in agriculture. Careful soil management and humus enhancement can ensure sustainably good yields and plant health. The Soil Practitioner certificate course provides farmers and people working in agricultural-related fields with theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of soil management and soil ecology.The course includes 9 course days spread over the year.

Pre-registration: here 

Brochure 'Closing loops' available in the webshop

The brochure 'Closing loops on the farm' summarizes the results and experiences from our 3-year EIP project "Closing loops". You can expect nutrient measurements and balances, field reports and ecological and economic assessments of innovative 'closed-loop' measures such as transfer mulch, clover-grass manure and clover-grass-biogas-manure cooperatives, composting, etc..
The 40-page brochure is now available in the Bio Forschung webshop (at shipping cost) or from the project partners.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all project partners and strategic partners of ARGE Kreisläufe (ARGE cycles) once again for the exciting and successful cooperation!

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions (+43 1 4000 49150).

We are looking forward to your participation!

Yours sincerely,
Your team of Bio Forschung Austria (Bio Research Austria)


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