The Corvinus University of Budapest, Faculty of Horticulture, Departments of Ecological and Sustainable Farming Systems and Soil Sciences and Water Management has its main activities in research in national and international projects on organic and sustainable agriculture and are currently studying the role of soil-properties and the various management/soil tillage practices on the growth of tomato, green bean and several other horticultural crops.
Tasks: The CUB will provide combination products based on bacteria, plant extracts and humic acids, suggested and available for the organic agricultural practice in Hungary, to the consortium Partners (WP01). In own research activities, the group will test these bio-effector combinations for applications in organic tomato production in model and field experiments (WP02, WP05) with special emphasis on elucidation of mechanisms behind interactive effects (WP03). Moreover, the group contributes to the International Field Testing Network” (WP08), providing field sites for commercial tomato production in organic farming systems.
Zita SZALAI associate professor, PhD, CSc. role: field experiments, organic tomato treatment practices
BIOFECTOR is funded by the European Commission within the 7th Framework Programme | Grant Agmt. No. 312117