Soil organic matter content is vital for a healthy and high-quality soil. This brochure highlights methods to improve soil organic matter content which can help ensure adequate soil functionality and soil fertility. It also offers a number of solutions for common soil challenges, which are especially critical in Mediterranean regions. To take ideas on soil quality and soil health further, this brochure also suggests topics for potential Operational Group projects.Read the brochure.
Benefits for the farmer, the environment, the climate, biodiversity and the soil itself. Alfred Grand is an organic arable farmer near Tulln, Austria. Minimising tillage and using a rotational cropping system on his 90 ha farm is what he swears by to increase organic matter in his soil. He is part of the Austrian Operational Group BIOBO.
How can we improve soil organic matter content in the Mediterranan region in a cost-effective way? What new solutions for securing soil functionality and soil fertility can be proposed in this regard? EIP-AGRI Focus Group on Soil organic matter content in Mediterranean regions discussed these questions in depth.