Phasing out contentious inputs from agriculture in Europe – and beyond? Examples from the 4-year research project Organic-PLUS

Ulrich Schmutz, Nikolaos Katsoulas, Anne-Kristin Løes

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    Abstract

    Across Europe, there has been an ongoing discussion regarding inputs into organic agriculture and horticulture. These discussions led to the European Horizon-2020 research programme to invest 8 million Euros into two 4-year projects: RELACS and Organic-PLUS. Both started in 2018 and are running till end of 2022. Here we discuss research approaches and results from Organic-PLUS. The focus is on research relevant to organic agriculture and horticulture. It is also relevant to non-organic agriculture. This includes alternatives to the use of copper and mineral oils used for plant protection, with a special focus on potatoes, perennial Mediterranean crops like olives and citrus and greenhouse crops like tomatoes and aubergines. The oral presentation invites discussion on further contentious inputs and possible phase-out scenarios and their impact on agriculture outside of Europe.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)23-27
    Number of pages5
    JournalInternational Science Conference on “Organic Farming Research, Technologies and Extension” 31st October 2020, India (Online)
    Publication statusPublished - 31 Oct 2020
    EventInternational Science Conference
    on
    “Organic Farming Research, Technologies and Extension”
    - Online
    Duration: 31 Oct 202031 Oct 2020

    Keywords

    • Organic
    • India
    • Horticulture
    • Contentious inputs
    • Copper
    • Peat
    • Regulation
    • EU parliament

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