DARCOF · Research > Darcof II


In DARCOF II first priority is given to developing solid production systems built in its self upon a desire for considering the conditions relating to nature, environment, animal welfare, animal health, food quality etc.

The aim is that organic principles may reflect in the organic products and with that appear as reliable alternatives to conventional products. More about DARCOF II....

Crop production and the environment
Organic production of cucumber and tomato
Sustainable production systems for apples
Nitrogen dynamics, crop production and biodiversity in organic crop rotations
Enhanced bread wheat production
Production of grain legumes and cereals for animal feed
Cultivation in ridges and mixed cropping
Soil quality in organic farming
Management of perennial weed species in organic farming
Band heating for intra-row weed control
Organic vegetable cultivation methods and use of catch crops
Cultivation of organic clover and grass seed
Preventing mycotoxin problems
Dinitrogen fixation and nitrous oxide losses in grass-clover pastures
Control of scab in organic apple growing
Nitrate leaching from dairy farming
Regional groundwater protection by optimised organic farming systems

Animal husbandry and health
Organic dairy production systems
Production of organic milk of high quality considering the future demands for use of organically produced feed and natural vitamins
Production of steers and use of bioactive forages
Health and welfare for organic calves
Use of antimicrobials and occurrence of resistance in organic cattle herds
Research in poultry production systems
Improved pig feed and feeding strategies
Health management in organic pig production
New systems in organic pig production
Bacterial infection risk associated with outdoor organic pig production with special reference to Salmonella and Campylobacter infection
Production of raw milk cheese and content of phyto-estrogens from organic produced milk
Product quality and consumer perception of organic beef and pork in relation to grazing system and feeding with bio-active crops

Agriculture and society
Consumer demand for organic foods
Analyses of the future development of organic farming
Closing the rural-urban nutrient cycle
Organic food and health - a multigeneration animal experiment
Nature quality in organic farming
Future supply and marketing strategies in the Danish organic food-sector
Distribution channels for organic foods and consumer trust
Organic agriculture in social entirety - principles versus practices

Research facilities
Experimental units for research in organic farming systems
Communication with basis in experimental units for organic farming

Coordination and synergy
Coordination and synergy

Seed production and development
Healthy seed for organic production of cereals and legumes
Characteristics of spring barley varieties for organic farming
Tool for protection against contamination by GMO
Grain legumes for organic farming - improved disease resistance, weed competitive ability and feed quality
Vegetable and forage seed - development of an organic, GMO-free seed production