The text book in English and in Russian
The “Organic Agriculture” (OA) book provides anyone interested in this type of farming with a practically focused textbook. The book gives a basic summary of work covering all relevant themes on which the most competent authors, coordinated by Czech experts - Borivoj Šarapatka and Jirí Urban, provide definitive contributions valid not only within the Czech Republic.
The book is recommended for practical farming but also as a textbook for teachers and students. The real value of the book is in the fact that it has been compiled by a number of OA specialists and institutions focusing on this area of agriculture - to meet the demand for a comprehensive publication.
The book includes chapters on the history and present status of OA in Europe, the legal status of organic agriculture methods (in accordance with European Council Regulation (EC) No. 834/2007 and Commission Regulation No. 889/2008), the environmental effects of OA, plant production, soil, plant nutrition and fertilization, cultivation of crops, weed control, permanent grassland, organic fruit and vegetable-growing, organic viticulture and wine-making, animal husbandry and animal breeding.
The English version was published by the Institute of Agricultural Economics and Information (IAEI) Prague and was made possible with the support of the Czech Ministry of Agriculture. The Russian version was published by Bioinstitute Olomouc and supported by the Avalon foundation (NL) and the SVWO foundation (CH).
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Price of English version: 10 EUR
Price of Russian version: 15 EUR + postage
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YEARBOOK ORGANIC FARMING IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC 2009
The total acreage of organically farmed land at 31. 12. 2009 had increased to 398,407 ha, which represents 9,38 % of total agricultural land in CZ. Acreage under conversion had reached 26 % (i.e. 103,964 ha). This means the biggest yearly increase in the whole history of OF development (i.e. an increase of 56,775 ha).
Summary of situation on field of OF, production, sale, distribution, consumption, promotion, education and research in the Czech Republic.
Growing herbs in organic agriculture
Practical information about growing, cultivation, processing, storage and packaging of herbs and production of herb seeds.
Earthworms and their importance for soil quality
A quide to the life cycle, biology and species of earthworms. The publication offers information on the effect on soil and agriculture in general.
A translation from the Norwegian original brochure in cooperation between Bioinstitut and Bioforsk Organic in Norway - Czech project "Utilizing legume-cereal intercropping to increase self-sufficiency with animal fodder and maintain soil quality on organic farms in the Czech Republic".
Quality of milk, hygiene regulations for processing, direct milk sale
Cattle, sheep and goat breeding principles in organic farming
This handbook is intended to make it easy for farmers to familiarize themselves with the topic of milk processing.
Made in co-operation with specialists, practicians and the Czech veterinary Office.
Organic Cultivation of Standard Orchards
Standard orchards enrich the landscape
and contribute signifi cantly to
its biodiversity. Although modernization
has led to widespread abandonment
of this format, orchards with
standard trees can prove to be an
economically sound choice, especially
for organic farms. This guide
introduces the environmental and
economic factors involved in producing and selling quality fruit.
Translation from German origin brochure "Biologischer Obstbau auf Hochstämmen".
“Organic farming including nature protection? ” – a Czech version of an educational film
The “Farmers for Nature” project included a translation of a German educational DVD film entitled “Organic farming –
optimisation with regard to nature protection – the Brodowin biodynamic farm example”. The film describes considerate
farming methods and shows specific measures which can be used on farms to support wildlife. The film translation was
followed by subsequent translation of a handbook.
Nature Protection in Organic Farming
The handbook deals with the issues of wildlife protection under the OF system. It arose as a result of experiments on Brodowin farm in north-eastern Germany and it is applicable to Czech conditions. The first part of the book shows the advantages and potential of organic farming in terms of nature protection and the situation of enterprises in Northeastern Germany. It explains why nature-friendly measures are essential, especially in field-crop production. The book describes the ecological importance of biotopes in clover-grass, cereals and landscape features and introduces the basic strategy for their protection. The next practical part includes brief and easy instructions focusing on the protection of animals and plants. Short descriptions of relevant measures for nature protection assist farmers to decide on which plots of land it is worth protecting certain species of flora and fauna and reveal the impact of agricultural production. Practical examples show specific possibilities for whole-farm optimisation of nature protection.
BIOACADEMY 2009 - Proceedings
2nd Scientific Conference
Organic Farming - A Response to Economic and Environmental Challenges
The New EU Regulation
for Organic Food
(EC ) No 834/2007
BACKGROUND, ASSESSMENT, INTERPRETATION
Edited and published by IFOAM EU GROUP
Slaughter and Processing of Meat and Meat Products in Organic Farming – Instructions and Recommendations for Slaughter and Processing on the Organic Farm
This handbook is intended to make it easy for farmers to familiarize themselves with the topic of processing meat and meat-products; there is continually increasing interest in this theme among consumers. It contains an overview of the necessary laws, regulations, and ordinances; common practical requirements in setting up slaughtering and processing; subsequently, the actual processing and manufacture of farm produce; a list of documents with examples; necessary information for “farmyard” sale; the options for financial support in the field of meat processing; and finaly, useful references and publications. This handbook provides instructions and recommendations on how to simply organize the slaughtering process and how to construct and start operating a building for processing meat and meat products directly at farm level. It is intended for current and future processors slaughtering animals and processing meat on the farm.
QUALITY AND SAFETY OF ORGANIC PRODUCE
Jan. 9th, 2009, Prague – In cooperation with the PRO-BIO LEAGUE, Bioinstitut, o.p.s. is publishing a new organic farming handbook: Quality and Safety of Organic Produce. The publication is a translation of the original published by the FiBL Research Institute of Organic Agriculture in Switzerland. The handbook offers those interested in organic farming the results of current research in organic produce quality and its health benefits, primarily in comparison with produce from conventional agriculture.
ORGANIC FARMING AND GMOs
- A QUESTION OF COEXISTENCE
Your Questions – Our Answers
Bioinstitut, o.p.s. is publishing a new brochure focusing on organic farming's coexistence with an agricultural system that cultivates GMO's and on the potential, theoretical and practical risks which can be posed to organic farmers in this respect. Particular emphasis is placed on the significance of preventive measures, more specifically, on steps which make it possible to minimize this risk, as well as on other measures resulting from current legislation concerning the question of such coexistence on both national and European levels.
BIOACADEMY 2008 PROCEEDINGS
New Findings from Science and Research in Organic Farming
Borivoj Šarapatka, Pavlína Samsonová (eds.)
The theme of Bioacademy 2008 was “New Trends in Organic Farming Science and Research.” Here, academics and scientists from various areas of specialization exchanged current findings from research within this system of agriculture, crossing over into the topic of the landscape and individual environmental factors.
You now have the opportunity to look over these individual contributions in, the new Bioacademy 2008 Proceedings. It is divided according to language; within individual language versions, the contributions are organized according to the program.
ORGANIC FARMING YEARBOOK 2008
In cooperation with Bioinstitut, o.p.s., the Ministry of Agriculture is publishing the new Organic Farming Yearbook for the Czech Republic, covering the year 2007 and the first half of 2008.
Group-Nursing Piglets in Organic Pig Breeding
Pig breeding under the conditions of organic farming is a very promising field. To be carried out successfully, it is important to emphasize – more than elsewhere – animal welfare and natural immunity. Alternative breeding technology is more likely to make this possible, for example, the system of group-nursing piglets tested on organic farms in Germany, Austria, and in Switzerland or family breeding that mates nursing sows as described in examples from Czech practice.
Practical Procedure: Non-Forest Woody Vegetation: Design, Planting, and Maintenance
Aug. 6, 2008 – The new handbook published by Bioinstitut, o.p.s. provides practical instruction for all those interested in planting woody species in the open landscape.
The publication, with a range of graphically illustrative photographs, contains a detailed outline of roles played by non-forest woody biotopes in the landscape, and detailed procedure for planning and planting trees and bushes, including their subsequent care.
The handbook is published by Bioinstitut in cooperation with the Faculty of Science at Palacky University in Olomouc and the Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic.
How to Protect against Basic Disease and Pests in in Organic Vineyards
This handbook on how to protect grape vines outlines the most significant vine diseases and pests, information about their bionomics, as well as preventive and direct control measures. The publication was adapted for Czech conditions by professional instructors and advisors. The book is published by Bioinstitut o.p.s. in cooperation with the FiBL Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (Switzerland) and the PRO-BIO Association of Organic Farmers based in Šumperk.
Organic Potatoes – How to Grow High-Quality Potatoes Organically
This handbook provides a summary of information on high-quality organic potato production, which is the result of experience on well-equipped modern organic farms in Switzerland. The book is published by Bioinstitut o.p.s. in cooperation with the FiBL Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (Switzerland) and the PRO-BIO Association of Organic Farmers based in Šumperk.
Ninety Reasons in Favour of Organic Farming
This publication offers a brief outline of the advantages of organic farming (OF) with detailed references to research results as well as useful directives and regulations for OF, including reference to specific sources. The book is published by Bioinstitut o.p.s. in cooperation with the FiBL Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (Switzerland) and the PRO-BIO Association of Organic Farmers based in Šumperk.
The Organic Farming Yearbook 2007
The 2007 Yearbook contains statistics on the current state of organic farming, information on legislation, monitoring, and advisory services as well as a summary of activities in the area of research and education. It brings together coverage of farms, a summary of traditional events, news, and new items for consumers. The report is published by Bioinstitut in cooperation with the Czech Ministry of Agriculture.
Agriculture and the Landscape: The Path to Mutual Understanding
This collection of papers by Czech and international authors offers coherent information about the transformation of the
landscape from single-purpose use for agrarian production to a situatuation approaching the return of a balanced, ecologically diversified landscape, in which biotic diversity would be restored and which would lead to sustainable agriculture.
Bioinstitut stuff: S. Cízková and K. Dytrtová participated in this publication on the subject of farm plans and diversity in grassland and presented the results of research project 2B06101. This work was published by Palacky University in cooperation with the PRO-BIO Association of Organic Farmers in Šumperk and Bioinstitut Olomouc. The publication was supported by the Ministry of the Environment by means of the European Social Fund and the Czech state budget.
Processing organic foodstuff as primary producers
In December 2006, the second Practical Handbook was issued under the title “Processing organic foodstuff as primary
producers”. Czech organic produce is often exported or offered for conventional processing. This is mainly due to the complexity and lack of clarity in the regulating legal standards, which make processing of organic products difficult especially in small enterprises. The handbook gives general information on food production regarding safety and the demands of legislation. It focuses on processing plant raw materials and organic production in the conditions of a primary producer – particularly on drying fruit, herbs, preserving fruit and producing jam and puree.
Plant protection preparations registered in the Czech Republic which can be used in organic farming
Bioinstitut began publishing a series of Practical Handbooks on organic farming. In mid 2006 the first one was published under the title “Plant protection preparations registered in the Czech Republic which can be used in organic farming”. This handbook presents a list of preparations usable in organic agriculture according to NR 2092/91 which are available on the Czech market and are subject to registration. The list also includes duties resulting from contemporary legislation, information on specific qualifications for work with the preparations, and a contact list of distributors of individual preparations.
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Organic Farming in the Czech Republic - 2006 Year Book
Bioinstitut, o.p.s., in cooperation with the PRO-BIO Association and financial assistance from the Ministry of Agriculture, has issued the National Report on the State of Organic farming in the Czech Republic or the so-called Country Report. This report provides information for the public about the latest developments in Czech organic agriculture. At the time of compilation, the available statistical data was mostly from 2005, although some data is from 2006. The Czech OF Year Book was published in a bi-lingual version (Czech/English) and was used as the Czech Country Report for www.organic.europe.net.
2 Volumes of Handbook on Organic Agriculture
(published in 2003 and 2005 in Czech language)
Volume I (280 p.) Chapters on history and methods of organic farming , legislation, landscape management, soil, plant nutrition and fertilization, arable production, weed regulation, plant protection, fodder crops, vegetables, fruit growing, viticulture, seed production and biodynamic systems.
Volume II (334 p.) Chapters on EU rules in organic farming, animal husbandry, breeding particular animals, marketing and economic aspects, conversion to organic farming and examples of organic farms.