Contact

Dr. Paul Mäder
Head of the Soil Sciences Division 
Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL
Ackerstrasse 113
5070 Frick
Switzerland
Tel. +41 865 7232
Fax +41 865 7273
E-mail paul.maeder@no-spam.fibl.org
www.fibl.org
Personal webpage

Links related to reduced tillage

International Projects

Acronym

Project Title 

Period

Funding body

Related topics

TILMAN members

Country

Key results

Complementarity

Link

QLIF

QualityLowInputFood Improving quality and safety and reduction of cost in the European organic and ‘low input’ food supply chains

2004-2009

FP6

External inputs, Soil quality

FiBL, UNEW, LBI, ISARA

CH, UK, NL, F

Organic food has good quality; bottlenecks identified; long-term stability of soil quality

Soil stability and quality

www.qlif.org

NTOOLBOX

Toolbox of cost-effective strategies for on-farm reductions in N losses to water

2009-2012

FP7

Modelling strategies for reduced N losses

LBI, UNEW

NL, UK

ongoing

Modelling tool will be used

cordis.europa.eu

BoFru

Steigerung der Wertschöpfung ökologisch angebauter Marktfrüchte durch Optimierung des Managements der Bodenfruchtbarkeit

2008-2011

BLE, BÖL

Crop rotations, reduced soil tillage, green manure, soil quality

WIZ, FiBL

DE, CH

ongoing

Tillage x green manure combination, effects of green manure incorporation

www.bodenfruchtbarkeit.org

NUE-CROPS

Improving nutrient use efficiency in major European food, feed and biofuel crops to reduce the negative environmental impact of crop production

2009-2014

FP7

Testing of different off-farm inputs and crop response

UNEW, FiBL, WUR

UK, CH, NL

ongoing

Reduced soil tillage included in Nafferton field experiment

research.ncl.ac.uk

Pathorganic

Quality and safety of organically produced vegetables throughout the production chain

2007-2011

CORE ORG I

Product quality

FiBL, HMGU

CH, DE

ongoing

www.coreportal.org

AgTec-Org

Agronomical and technological methods to improve organic wheat quality

2007-2010

CORE ORG I

Reduced tillage

ISARA, FiBL

F, CH

Lower wheat yield during conversion; lower N-contents of cereal grains  in reduced tillage; baking quality

Long-term effects Carbon sequestration new experiment: tillage x green manure

www.coreportal.org

ENDURE

European Network for the Durable Exploitation of Crop Protection Strategies

2007-2010

FP6

Diversifying crop protection

WUR, SSSA

NL, IT

Multicriteria analysis of cropping systems (incl. no-till and green manures).
Weed control. Weed ecology and biodiversity in cropping systems.

Soil quality, innovative machines for non-chemical weed control, development of a weed traits database

www.endure-network.eu

BERAS

Baltic Ecological Recycling Agriculture and Society

2010-2013

EU Centr. Baltic Interreg IV A

Green manure

EULS

EE, SE, FI, PL, DE, LV

ongoing

Soil stability and quality

www.jbd.se/beras

REDBIO

Un réseau transfrontalier d’expérimentation, d’échange et de transfert pour le développement de l’agriculture biologique en productions végétales au service des techniciens, des agriculteurs biologiques et des agriculteurs conventionnels

2009-2011

INTERREG-EU

Soil quality, plant bio-diversity,  tillage, rotation, fertilisation

UB

ES, (F)

Technical constraints in organic systems. Organic farming enhances weed biodiversity 

Farmers interviews, Weed community dynamics and functional diversity

www.redbio.net

SOLIBAM

Strategies for Organic and Low-input Integrated Breeding and Management

2010-2014

FP7

Diversified cropping systems. Interaction between cultivars and green manures to improve organic farming systems

ORC, SSSA, CIRAA

UK, (F), IT

ongoing

Relation between species diversification and tillage system

www.solibam.eu

VEGINEO

Integrated and ecological vegetable production, development of sustainable farming systems focussing on high quality and minimum environmental impact

1997-2001

FAIR 3CT

Prototyping methodoogy

WUR-APR

NL, IT, ES, CH

Prototypes of integrated and organic vegetable production systems

Prototyping methodology

PEPITES

Ecological, technical and social innovation processes in Conservation Agriculture

2009-2012

Agence National de la Recherche

Conservation agriculture

ISARA

FR, Brazil, Madagascar

ongoing

Multidisciplinary research on conservation agriculture in conventional and organic

www.projet-pepites.org

WECOF

Strategies of Weed Control in Organic Farming

2000-2004

FP5

Crop architecture, allelopathy

DE, UK, PL, ES, IT

Strategies of Weed Control in Organic Farming

No consideration of the potentials for interaction with  tillage

www.wecof.uni-bonn.de