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Management Practices

The soil microorganism conforms a complex and connected network that reflects any changes in the field. This microorganism represents the best biosensor to track different management practices. Traditional practices show specific communities selected by artificial ecological pressure while biodynamic practices show a more heterogeneous and highly connected microbiome.

  • Institution: Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena
  • Type: Researcher (University)
  • Project title: Intercropping in horticulture to increase soil productivity and ecosystem services
  • Project location: Spain
  • Project leader/s: Eva Lloret Sevilla, Raul Zornoza Belmonte, and Virginia Sánchez Navarro
  • Crop studied: Broccoli/Fava Bean
 

Agroscope

  • Institution: Agroescope
  • Type: Researcher
  • Project title: Vineyards: Impact of the land use and soil pesticide residues on the soil and plant root microbiome
  • Project location: Switzerland
  • Project leader/s: Marcel Vanderh Eijden
  • Crop studied: Vineyard/Grape
 

AIAB

  • Institution: Asociación Italiana de Agricultura Biológica (AIAB)
  • Type: Researcher
  • Project title: Trial in organic farms in Italy
  • Project location: Italy
  • Project leader/s: Cristina Micheloni
  • Crop studied: Olive, vegetables, soybean, vineyard organic and conventional.
 

The Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT

  • Institution: The Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT
  • Type: Researcher
  • Project title: Selected treatments of long-term trials in Kenya
  • Project location: Kenya
  • Project leader/s: Kihara, Job Maguta
  • Crop studied: Corn, soybean, intercropping and Tephrosia
 
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Institución Educativa Monseñor

  • Institution: Institución Educativa Monseñor Agustín Gutiérrez Fromique
  • Type: Researcher
  • Project title: Free Becrop testing for one crop, for teaching purposes.
  • Project location: Colombia
  • Project leader/s: Carlos Ivan Bonilla Pascuas
  • Crop studied: Tomato
 

CBGP

  • Institution: Centro de Biotecnología y Genómica de Plantas (CBGP, UPM-INIA)
  • Type: Researcher
  • Project title: An integrative analysis of root adaptation to multi-variant environmental soil conditions
  • Project location: Spain
  • Project leader/s: Dr. Juan Carlos del Pozo
  • Crop studied: Tomato
 

Biospheres - Danone

  • Institution: Biospheres -Danone
  • Type: Laboratory
  • Project title: Soil microbes as an available KPI for Regenerative Agriculture projects
  • Project location: France
  • Project leader/s: Sebastien Roumegous
  • Crop studied: Pasture and Cereals
 

 Schlossgut Alt Madlitz

  • Institution: Schlossgut Alt Madlitz
  • Type: SME Farmer
  • Project title: Study of the potential for regenerating soils using Syntropic Agriculture
  • Project location: Germany
  • Project leader/s: Laurenz v. Glahn
  • Crop studied: To be determined
 

Johan Vineyards

  • Institution: Johan Vineyards
  • Type: SME Farmer
  • Project title: Development of baseline, and comparison of no-till vineyards versus conventional
  • Project location: USA
  • Project leader/s: Dan Rinke
  • Crop studied: Vineyard
 

Paicines Ranch

  • Institution: Paicines Ranch
  • Type: SME Farmer
  • Project title: Comparision of microbiology and functionality under conventional management and regenerative practices.
  • Project location: USA
  • Project leader/s: Greg Richardson
  • Crop studied: Pasture
 

 Yara North America

  • Institution: Yara North America
  • Type: Retailer
  • Project title: Effect of two different fertigation programs on soil natural microbiome of almond orchards
  • Project location: USA
  • Project leader/s: Devin Clarke
  • Crop studied: Almond
 

UPNA

  • Institution: Universidad Pública de Navarra
  • Type: Researcher
  • Project title: Benefits and drawbacks of expanding irrigation: the soil health perspective
  • Project location: Spain
  • Project leader/s: Iñigo Virto, Rodrigo Anton and Isabel de Soto
  • Crop studied: Wheat and Corn
 

University of Modena and Reggio Emilia & Corteva

  • Institution: University of Modena and Reggio Emilia & Corteva
  • Type: Researcher
  • Project title: Matching Maize and soil Microbiome to boost seed yield and quality.
  • Project location: Italy
  • Project leader/s: Roberto Gatti, Enrico Francia and Federica Caradonia
  • Crop studied: Corn
 

University of Antwerp

  • Institution: University of Antwerp
  • Type: Researcher
  • Project title: Soil Temps agricultural microbiome Project.
  • Project location: Belgium
  • Project leader/s: Jonas Lembrechts
  • Crop studied: Carrot, Celery, Chicory, Leek, Cabbage and turfgrass
 

 Les Vignerons de Buzet

  • Institution: Les Vignerons de Buzet
  • Type: SME Farmer
  • Project title: Analyze the impact of agroforestry on the soil microbiome. 
  • Project location: France
  • Project leader/s: Carine Magot
  • Crop studied: Vineyard
 

 Inagro

  • Institution: Inagro
  • Type: Researcher
  • Project title: Comparison of plowing and non-inversing tillage and effect of organic/conventional farming.
  • Project location: Belgium
  • Project leader/s: Tomas Vandesande
  • Crop studied: Beans
 

 Inagro

  • Institution: Inagro
  • Type: Researcher
  • Project title: Woodchip experiment
  • Project type: Management Practices
  • Project location: Belgium
  • Project leader/s: Tomas Vandesande
  • Crop studied: To be determined
 

 UC Davies

  • Institution: UC Davies
  • Type: Researcher
  • Project title: Assessment of the variability in Soil Health indicators and incorporating health soil management practices into the context of Napa Valley terroirs
  • Project location: USA
  • Project leader/s: Cristina Lazcano, Kerri Steenwerth and Charlotte Decock
  • Crop studied: Vineyard
 

UC Davies

  • Institution: UC Davies
  • Type: Researcher
  • Project title: Effects of cover crop management through tillage and grazing on soil C and N cycling in a Mediterranean Vineyard.
  • Project location: USA
  • Project leader/s: Cristina Lazcano, Kerri Steenwerth and Charlotte Decock
  • Crop studied: Vineyard
 

Universidad Miguel Hernández

  • Institution: Universidad Miguel Hernández
  • Type: Researcher
  • Project title: Evaluation of biodiversity on soil Mediterranean orchards managed under different practices.
  • Project location: Spain
  • Project leader/s: María Fuensanta García, Jorge Mataix-Solera and Raul Zornoza Belmonte
  • Crop studied: Vineyard, apple tree, pomegranate tree, lemon tree, a cereal, olive trees, tomato, and pepper
 

INIA

  • Institution: INIA (Environment and Agronomy)
  • Type: Researcher
  • Project title: long term tillage management program effects on soil microbiome structure and other properties
  • Project location: Spain
  • Project leader/s: Carlos Cardóniga, Ines Santin Montanya and Aurora Sombrero Sacristan
  • Crop studied: Wheat, vetch, barley, rapeseed, and sunflower
 

Sime Darby

  • Institution: Sime Darby Plantation Technology Centre
  • Type: Researcher
  • Project title: Temporal and spatial dynamics of the microbial community at a commercial oil palm plantation and its association to agronomic practices and soil properties
  • Project location: Malaysia
  • Project leader/s: Noor Azizah Musa, Teh Chee Keng and Julia Ibrahim
  • Crop studied: Oil Palm Tree
 

University of Greenwich

  • Institution: Natural Resources Institute – University of Greenwich
  • Type: Researcher
  • Project title: Soil Health and Terroir in English Vineyards
  • Project location: UK
  • Project leader/s: Marcos Paradelo Perez and Julien Lecourt
  • Crop studied: Vineyard
 

John Innes Centre

  • Institution: John Innes Centre
  • Type: Researcher
  • Project title: Mapping genetic variation in wheat varieties to rhizosphere microbiota and nitrogen metabolism.
  • Project location: UK
  • Project leader/s: Maria Hernández-Soriano, Tony Miller, and Simon Griffiths
  • Crop studied: Wheat
 

Bioceres

  • Institution: Bioceres
  • Type: Researcher
  • Project title: Comparison of the Eco seed system and the conventional crop in wheat and soybean fields
  • Project location: Argentina
  • Project leader/s: Francisco Ayala
  • Crop studied: To be determined
 

University of Salermo

  • Institution: University of Salermo
  • Type: Researcher
  • Project title: The legacy effect of a century of tomato breeding on the composition and function of the soil microbiota
  • Project location: Italy
  • Project leader/s: Dominico Ronga, Federica Caradonia and Enrico Francia
  • Crop studied: Tomato
 

Agricultural Institute of Slovenia

  • Institution: Agricultural Institute of Slovenia
  • Type: Researcher
  • Project title: Enhancement of cover crops ecosystem services and belowground soil benefits
  • Project location: Slovenia
  • Project leader/s: Rovert Leskovsek, Borut Vrscaj and Hans-Josef Shroers
  • Crop studied: Cover Crops
 

University Paul Sabatier

  • Institution: University Paul Sabatier
  • Type: Researcher
  • Project title: From soil diversity to vineyard resilience: use of new indicators with winegrowers and students for a more integrative soil and vineyard health.
  • Project location: France
  • Project leader/s: Melanie Roy, Priscia Oliva and Delphine Renard
  • Crop studied: Vineyard
 

Universidad de Colima

  • Institution: Universidad de Colima
  • Type: Researcher
  • Project title: Influence of the agronomic management on the beneficial crop-associated soil microbiome biodiversity with Opuntia ficus-indica.
  • Project location: Mexico
  • Project leader/s: Juan Carlos Sánchez Rangel, Yahir Cardenas Conejo and Jadson Diogo Pereira Bezerra
  • Crop studied: Opuntia Ficus-indica
 

CNR

  • Institution: National Research Council of Italy
  • Type: Researcher
  • Project title: MiRA FruiT-Microbial Resources for Agriculture: A FruiTful collaboration for a smallholder fruit trees farmer.
  • Project location: Italy and Sri Lanka
  • Project leader/s: Erica Lumini, Raffaella Balestrini and Samuele Voyron
  • Crop studied: Mango and Pomegranate
 

Aarhus University

  • Institution: Aarhus University
  • Type: Researcher
  • Project title: Do wild large animals improve soil health and biodiversity?
  • Project location: Denmark
  • Project leader/s: Astrid Vieth Vad, Jens-Christian Svenning and Robert Buitenwerf
  • Crop studied: Pasture and agricultural
 

 Biolchim s.p.a.

  • Institution: Biolchim s.p.a.
  • Type: Ag. Manufacturer
  • Project title: Analysis of a bioactive and bio stimulant product using a soil microbiome system.
  • Project location: Italy
  • Project leader/s: Marco Civitareale
  • Crop studied: To be determined
 

Universidad de las Islas Baleares

  • Institution: Universidad de las Islas Baleares
  • Type: Researcher
  • Project title: Towards sustainability in viticulture: from genes to agroecological approach
  • Project location: Spain
  • Project leader/s: Elena Baraza Ruiz, Josefina Bota and Alvaro Lopez-Garcia
  • Crop studied: Vineyard
 

CEFE

  • Institution: Center for Functional and Evolutionary Ecology (CEFE)
  • Type: Researcher
  • Project title: Saw crop diversity, collect soil biodiversity, and food security.
  • Project location: France and Senegal
  • Project leader/s: Delphine Renard, Barnaud Adeline and Komi Assigbetse
  • Crop studied: Peanut (yeger, foure) and millet (souna, sanio)
 

Green Has Italia

  • Institution: Green Has Italia
  • Type: SME Farmer
  • Project title: Gheom trial to test management practices.
  • Project location: Italy
  • Project leader/s: Valeria Contaresse
  • Crop studied: To be determinate
 

University of Vigo

  • Institution: University of Vigo – Grupo de Ecología Animal
  • Type: Researcher
  • Project title: Soil-plant-microbial interactions and their implications for corn silage systems
  • Project location: Spain
  • Project leader/s: María Gómez Brandón, Remigio Paradelo and Nunez Flavio
  • Crop studied: Corn
 

Cicytex

  • Institution: Cicytex – Area Agronomía de cultivos leñosos
  • Type: Researcher
  • Project title: The soil microbiological profile as a bioindicator of agricultural practices that improve soil health in irrigated horticultural crops: Becrop® test.
  • Project location: Spain
  • Project leader/s: Henar Prieto, Maria del Carmen Rodriguez-Molina and Paula Serrano-Perez
  • Crop studied: Pepper, tomato, plum, vineyard, rice, olive, fig tree, oak, and Chestnut.
 

University of Kassel

  • Institution: University of Kassel
  • Type: Researcher
  • Project title: Adaption to climate change in Hessia – Improvement of water retention in soils by regenerative farming strategies
  • Project location: Germany
  • Project leader/s: Leonard Theisgen, Maria R. Finckh and Stephan Junge
  • Crop studied: To be determined
 

University of Kassel

  • Institution: University of Kassel
  • Type: Researcher
  • Project title: Optimization of ecological crop rotations with mulch by regenerative nutrient management
  • Project location: Germany
  • Project leader/s: Leonard Theisgen, Maria R. Finckh and Stephan Junge
  • Crop studied: To be determined
 

Ruhr-University of Bochum

  • Institution: Ruhr-University of Bochum
  • Type: Researcher
  • Project title: Influence of land management practices on soil function due to differences in soil microbiomes on citrus orchards in Sicily
  • Project location: Italy
  • Project leader/s: Rhea Pöter
  • Crop studied: Citrus
 

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