Data inizio
28 Giu 2024

IFOAM Organics Europe is organising a series of free and open webinars relevant to organic farming as part of its involvement in the project IPMWORKS. In June, IFOAM EU will cover biodiversity inside and outside organic greenhouses from a  Mediterranean and Central European perspectives.

The webinar will take place on 28 June from 14.00 to 15.30. It is possible to join the event at this LINK 

Why this webinar?

Invasive pests against which no Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategies are in place may severely damage greenhouse farmers’ crops. Examples of these growing concerns are pests like Thrips parvispinus in vegetable greenhouses, the Tomato brown rugose fruit virus, aphids in cucurbits, and Drosophila suzukii in Portugal, Belgium to name a few.

Climate change and globalisation increases the intensity of these pests. Integrated control, especially the development of biodiversity, is a way to mitigate these pests. Organic farmers ensure the agroecosystem they work in is healthy so they can reduce external inputs and mainly rely on preventive and indirect agronomic measures to manage pests and diseases.

These webinars create a space for agricultural practitioners and experts to learn about and exchange on topics relevant to organic agriculture.

About the projects

IPMWORKS promotes the adoption of cost-effective Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategies, based on an EU-wide network of farmers. 31 partners from 16 European countries will progress the adoption of IPM – through peer-to-peer learning and joint efforts – and demonstrate how to other farmers how holistic IPM “works” by reducing farmers’ reliance on pesticides with better pest control, reduced costs and enhanced profitability.

It is a Horizon 2020 financed project gathering coordinated by the French National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and the Environment (INRAE). Within the project, IFOAM Organics Europe is responsible to support organic farmers and promote their successful strategies within and outside of the project.

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Source : IFOAM Organics Europe