Our colleagues at SLU published, this month, an article in the 4th issue of the magazine Svenska Vallbrev 2020 produced by the Swedish Grassland Society. The article presents the SUPER-G project to about 2000 members, mainly farmers, advisors and...More
Due to the evolution of the coronavirus pandemic, the second SUPER-G Stakeholder’s Seminar will be postponed to Spring 2021. Project members have decided to postpone the Stakeholder Seminar that was due to be held in Goniadz, Poland on 19-22...More
Do biodiversity-ecosystem functioning experiments inform stakeholders how to simultaneously conserve biodiversity and increase ecosystem service provisioning in grasslands?
Authors: V H KLAUSA, M J WHITTINGHAMB, A BÁLDIC, S EGGERSD, R M FRANCKSENB, M HIROND, E LELLEI-KOVÁCSC, C M RHYMERB, N BUCHMANNA Two key stakeholders primarily important for nature conservation are farmers (and their lobby groups) and...More
Using a Citizen Science Approach with German Horse Owners to Study the Locomotion Behaviour of Horses on Pasture
Authors: A SCHMITZ, B TONN, A K SCHOPPNER, J ISSELSTEIN Engaging farmers as citizen scientists may be a cost-efficient way of answering applied research questions aimed at more sustainable land use. We used a citizen science approach with German...More
Which practices co-deliver food security, climate change mitigation and adaptation, and combat land degradation and desertification?
Authors: P SMITH, K CALVIN, J NKEM, D CAMPBELL, F CHERUBINI, G GRASSI, V KOROTKOV, A L HOANG, S LWASA, P MCELWEE, E NKONYA, N SAIGUSA, J F SOUSSANA, M A TABOADA, F C MANNING, D NAMPANZIRA, C ARIAS-NAVARRO, M VIZZARRI, J HOUSE, S ROE, A COWIE, M...More
Authors: H KOREVAAR, D SACCO, S R ENRI, G LOMBARDI, H T BERGE, C BUFE, M WHITTINGHAM, P SMITH, T VANWALLEGHEM, E LELLEI-KOVÁCS, P STYPINSKI, S HEJDUK, B TONN, P NEWELL PRICE Permanent grasslands (PG) provide a wide range of ecosystem services...More
Authors: H KOREVAAR, H TEN BERGE, C BUFE, M WHITTINGHAM, P SMITH, T VANWALLEGHEM, E LELLEI-KOVÁCS, P STYPINSKI, S HEJDUK, B TONN, D SACCO AND P NEWELL PRICE The SUPER-G consortium and the preceding EIP-AGRI Focus group on permanent grassland...More
Authors: H KOREVAAR and HFM TEN BERGE Soil quality is the result of physical, chemical and biological soil processes and their interactions. Soil quality has been defined as ‘fitness for use’ (Pierce and Larson, 1993). Following this definition...More
During last week, SUPER-G partners came together, in their own homes, to celebrate the second year of the project. A trip to Bled was planned for this meeting, but due to the current COVID-19 situation in Europe, the meeting was held online...More
The final version of our Review of Existing Tools Available for Use on Permanent Grassland has been finished this week! The review had previously been published in November 2019. The review identified a total of 127 DSTs from 16 countries used by...More
This report defines the first set of SUPER-G Practice Abstracts. The 1st Practice Abstract, describes the SUPER-G project in general, the different Work Packages and the main activities that will occur during the project. The 2nd Practice...More
Decision support tools (DSTs) are designed to help end users to make more effective decisions. The aim of this report was to review existing DST used within European Permanent Grassland (PG) systems. Decision support tools cover a range of...More