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Erin Silva

Video: Cover crop and no-till systems in Wisconsin (October 2014)


Erin Silva, University of Wisconsin, describes an organic no-till production technique using rye as cover crop to suppress weeds the following production season. Using a roller-crimper, the overwintering rye is terminated at the... read more

Julia Cooper

Video: Effects of reduced tillage on yield, weeds and soil carbon


In the CORE ORGANIC II project, TILMAN-ORG, data from ongoing trials and the published literature were compiled to conduct a meta-analysis on the effects of reduced tillage on yields, weed pressure and soil C in organic farming.  read more

October 13, 2014: TILMAN-ORG session at the Organic World Congress


The session of the TILMAN-ORG project at the Organic World Congress will take place on Monday, the 13th of October 2014 at the ICC in Istanbul. Oral presentations (4.30 to 6. pm) will include Diversity of Conservation... read more

Video: A spotlight on young researchers in the TILMAN-ORG project


Within the TILMAN-ORG project on reduced tillage systems, four PhD theses and several master theses are being carried out. TILMAN-ORG offered an excellent platform to exchange between junior and senior researchers. For example,... read more

Cover article in international innovation

Green fingers - Article on TILMAN-ORG in International Innovation


In this article, Paul Mäder, Christophe David and Julia Cooper, discuss their aims to develop organic farming and conservation agricultural practices through the TILMAN-ORG project, and what challenges must be... read more

Vidéo : Travail réduit du sol avec des charrues déchaumeuses


Les charrues déchaumeuses sont conçues pour travailler à faible profondeur. Contrairement aux charrues traditionnelles avec rasettes, le sol n'est pas complètement retourné mais décapé ou raboté avec des socs quasi... read more

Vidéo : Comment détruire un engrais vert?


Les engrais verts contribuent de manière capitale à la fertilité des sols en conditions bio. Les différentes stratégies et possibilités de combiner les engrais verts et le travail réduit du sol sont étudiées dans le cadre du... read more

Vidéo : Maîtriser mécaniquement les adventices dans le maïs, comment faire?


La régulation des adventices est un grand défi lors du travail du sol sans labour. Il y a des  machines récentes, hyperperformantes et relativement chères (qui conviennent donc bien à une utilisation en commun ou par les... read more

CORE Organic II Research Seminar and Governing Board meeting in Amsterdam


The 2nd CORE Organic II Research Seminar took place in Amsterdam at May 15, 2013. It was followed by the 6 th meeting of the CORE Organic II Governing Board which was held the following 2 days. The ERA-NET project CORE Organic... read more

TILMAN-ORG project flyer now available in Dutch


ILVO, the Belgian Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research, partner in TILMAN-ORG have translated the project flyer into Dutch. It can be downloaded at this website. More information Contact Bert Van Gils,... read more

Belgium: TILMAN-ORG field trials in 2012


In Belgium, TILMAN-ORG partner ILVO, the Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research, and the research and dissemination centre INAGRO conducted a field trial with leek in 2012. Bert van Gils from ILVO reports.  read more

UK: 2013 Organic Producers' Conference - Conference report


The latest annual Organic Producers' Conference of the Organic Research Centre Elm Farm (ORC) took place 22-23 January 2013 at Aston University in Birmingham. The session proceedings are now availabe at ORC's website.  read more

TILMAN-ORG on the European Soil Portal


The European Soil Portal at is an integral part of the European Soil Data Centre, which is one of the ten environmental data centres in Europe and is the focal point for soil data at European... read more

Workshop participants

Designing a new cropping system – First workshop held in Birmingham in January 2013


On January 20, 2013, researchers of the TILMAN-ORG project participated in the first workshop for designing new conservation cropping systems in organic farming.  read more

Video: Le lavorazioni ridotte – Una sfida per i produttori biologici

Video: Le lavorazioni ridotte – Una sfida per i produttori biologici


Paolo Bàrberi, Land Lab – Istituto di Scienze della Vita, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna di Pisa, spiega in questo video come per gli agricoltori biologici, il ricorso alle lavorazioni ridotte è ostacolato da alcune importanti... read more

Video: El laboreo reducido y la incorporación de los abonos verdes

Video: El laboreo reducido y la incorporación de los abonos verdes


Video sobre el proyecto TILMAN-ORG y comentario de F. Xavier Sans Serra, Coordinador del Grupo de Investigación Emergente Ecología de los Sistemas Agrícolas, Universidad de Barcelona. El uso reiterado del laboreo profundo puede... read more

Vidéo : Travail réduit du sol en grandes cultures bio


Le projet européen de
recherches intitulé "Travail réduit du
sol et engrais verts dans les grandes
cultures biologiques" a démarré il y a un an. Ce
projet est appelé TILMAN-ORG. Onze pays européens y participent durant... read more

February 14, 2013: Preparing the organic and agro-ecological sector for the new EU research and innovation policy at the BioFach Congress


The session "Preparing the organic and agro-ecological sector for the new EU research and innovation policy"is organiszed by the the European Union Group of the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements... read more

Video on reduced tillage: Farmers' motivations and problems


The TILMAN-ORG consortium presented first results of a survey on organic farmers' motivations and problems related to minimum tillage at the 7th Organic Producers Conference, which took place on January 22 and 23, 2013 in... read more

January 22-23, 2013: Organic Producers' Conference in Birmingham, UK


The 7th UK Organic Producers Conference, organized by the Organic Research Centre - Elm Farm, will be held on January 22 and 23, 2013 in Birmingham. To this conference, the second project meeting of the CORE Organic II project... read more

Cover project flyer

TILMAN-ORG project flyer


TILMAN-ORG stands for the project "Reduced tillage and green manures for sustainable organic cropping systems" . The new project flyer can now be downloaded at the project website.  read more

Experoment field

The Dutch Mac and the Broekemahoeve trial and their role in the TILMAN-ORG project


The TILMAN-ORG workpackage "Improved nutrient management in reduced tillage systems by use of green manures and appropriate off-farm inputs" aims at a more rational use of green manures and off-farm inputs in reduced tillage... read more


October 18, 2012: TILMAN-ORG field day in Flanders


The Belgian TILMAN-ORG partner Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research, Plant Sciences, Crop Husbandry and Environment  ILVO is organizing a field day in Gontrode, Belgium. On this day, the results of the field... read more


TILMAN-ORG survey on conservation agriculture techniques in organic farming in Europe


With the support of many partners of the TILMAN-ORG project, Joséphine Peigné of ISARA Lyon carried out a European survey to analyze the diversity of conservation agriculture techniques in organic farming.  read more

Organic wheat quality improved by cultural techniques


Reduced tillage, intercropping beneficial for bread wheat  read more

November 12-16, 2013: Agritechnica, Hanover


Agritechnica is the world’s largest exhibition for agricultural innovations. All the leading companies in the branch show their products and services there. With the latest developments in farm inputs and management methods for... read more

February 12, 2012: TILMAN-ORG field day in Italy


On February 12, 2012 the Centro Interdipartimentale di Ricerche Agro-Ambientali (CIRAA) and Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (SSSA) are organising a field day. More information Programme "Giornata di studio", February 12,... read more


Integrating reduced tillage and green manures in organic cropping systems


Media Release of the TILMAN-ORG Project read more

European Research in the focus: First seminar of CORE Organic


On 29 November 2011 the first research seminar of CORE Organic took place in Paris. CORE Organic is a European transnational research cooperation project supported by the European Commission. read more


TILMAN-ORG: Project video


At the first meeting of the TILMAN-ORG project in November 2011, project members gave a number of interviews. Thomas Alföldi of FiBL has compiled these interviews as well as background information in a video. Project video  read more