In Finland, vegetable farming is one of the most important sectors of crop production when considered its economical value. It is also a knowledge intensive production sector where are utilized lots of external inputs. The profitability of the production is often decreased by the storage losses. The aim of this project is to improve the profitability and sustainability of vegetable production by increasing the resource-efficiency of the production. This project is divided to three separate workpachages (WPs):
WP1: The efficient nutrient management in vegetable farming
WP2: Soil fertility and management
WP3: Storage diseases of carrot and onion
The project will be conducted by University of Helsinki, Natural Resources Institute Finland, ProAgria and Häme University of Applied Sciences in collaboration with Finnish vegetable farmers during 1.3.2016-28.2.2019.