The SUPER-G 2023 annual meeting was held in the Library at the Institute of Aquatic Ecology in Budapest, between 6th and 8th of June, and included a fascinating field excursion to the famous Kiskunság National Park in the Danube–Tisza interfluve region of Hungary.
The Kiskunság includes minimally grazed semi-desert on wind-blown sand, with multiple rare endemic plant species. The more productive land on the 650-hectare Etal-major farm is grazed with Hungarian Grey Cattle crossed with Charolais to improve calf liveweight gain. They were treated to a rich and impressive diversity of nationally and internationally important plant, insect, beetle and bird life, including Eurasian bee-eaters (Merops apiaster) and European rollers (Coracias garrulus).
The farming system and the associated biodiversity are supported through agri-environment payments.
See below some photos of the visit: