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DLG-Feldtage to have organic focus

DLG-Feldtage 2018 will have a special focus on organic farming, organizers have confirmed.

The International Crop Production Center at the German agricultural show will include for the first time an information platform specifically aimed at those interested in organic farming.

The feature will offer visitors the opportunity to gain a comprehensive overview of the latest trends and developments in organic farming. The extensive program provides a host of information for farmers who are interested in organic principles or are already converting their land to organic farming, as well as those who are already running successful organic farms.

It will also include plant breeders with demonstration plots where they will show proven and new organic crop varieties. In addition, experts from Germany, Austria, Denmark and the Netherlands will present trial plots of organic quality wheat to explain their individual cultivation strategies.

Other exhibitors will provide information on topical questions about managing organic crops, and scientists will present the latest research findings related to organic farming. 

Organic farming has developed into a significant pillar of German agriculture; about 8% of the country’s farmland is currently farmed in line with organic principles, and the trend is growing.

A recent business survey conducted by the German Farmers Association (DBV) suggested that 15% of all German farmers were interested in making the transition to organic farming, and reached the general consensus that having 20% of the country’s farmland under organic cultivation was a reasonable goal.

June 1, 2018

Written by James Allen


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