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TUdi scientists from Austria and Czechia meet to discuss possibilities for soil erosion protection in potatoes

1 September 2021
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TUdi scientists from Austria and Czechia met to discuss possibilities for soil erosion protection in potatoes. Research results so far suggest that implementation of microdams in potato planting is a highly effective measure against soil loss but also increases water efficiency.

Multiple comprehensive EU and Chinese initiatives recognise the challenge of increasing agricultural production to supply the growing demands for healthy and sustainable food, while at the same time conserving their soil resource base. 

Against this background, the TUdi project plans four coherent steps: 

  1. Engaging and cooperating with multiple stakeholders to identify and understand their needs and possibilities for strategies to cope with soil degradation
  2. Developing a set of farming planning tools to facilitate implementation of fertilization and strategies for soil degradation control and soil restoration at farm scale
  3. Providing different types of stakeholders with a thorough understanding of the impact of these soil restoring strategies
  4. Scaling up the adoption of sustainable use of soils in a large number of multiple farms