More nature in fields through strip cropping

22 May 2020

Large farm fields harbour few insects and birds, as a result of single-crop farming. Wageningen researchers collaborate with farmers to conduct tests with a variety of crops in narrow strips, which attracts more insects that combat pest insects and slows the spread of disease. The yield is of a similar…

Climate-proof forests in the Netherlands and Europe

8 May 2020

Lengthy periods of droughts scourge Europe, weakening the forests and thus hampering the CO₂ absorption. There is an increasing risk of forest fires and plagues, which threaten the diversity of flora and fauna. Wageningen researchers and forest managers collaborate in testing what trees are best able to cope with dry…