One of the biggest and oldest farmers cooperative “VAKS” celebrates 20th anniversary in 4th July. Congratulations to all cooperative members and employees! https://www.lsm.lv/raksts/zinas/latvija/graudkopibas-kooperativs-vaks-atzime-20-jubileju.a324748/



On June 11, after the initiative of The Nature Conservation Agency https://www.daba.gov.lv/public/  the School held a workshop: “Hogweed containment, using integrated pest management methods”



On May 29 in Vaive, the School participated in the well-organized seminar about distribution and containment of invasive plant species  "Invazīvo augu sugu izplatība un ierobežošana". http://www.cesis.lv/lv/sakums/aktualitates/lauki/seminars--invazivo-augu-sugu-izplatiba-un-ierob  and visited demonstration fields where Vaive municipality use also effective IPM control methods developed by School.




In the May "Agro Tops" magazine published interview with the chairman of the School Guntis Gulbis "Learn to think and distinguish the causes from the consequences". About integrated and conventional cultivation.




On May 17, in cooperation with the Riga branch of the Latvian Agronomist Association (Ivetu Gūtmani) the Agronomist Association of Estonia (Akadeemiline Põllumajanduse Selts) visited School. Representatives of the School in the meeting presented work in the EMPHASIS project, accentuate the importance of agronomic knowledge and succession in agriculture. After the lecture, visit continued with an excursion to the School Garden, where guests enjoyed the flowers and biodiversity of Latvian plants in the urban environment. https://aps.emu.ee/?GALERII/Reis-Laeti-Vabariiki





On March 19 in Riga, the School presented to the Agronomy Association  the results of the EMPHASIS project.

http://agronomi.lv/ Thanks for the invitation! 



On February 22, in cooperation with the farmers' cooperative VAKS in Varaklani, a training was held for users of plant protection products.


On 12 February, EMPHASIS partners met in Torino with interested EU institutions, public organizations and user groups to present the project results. Together with other partners http://www.emphasisproject.eu/latest_news_dett.php?id=48 the School presented the achievements of the project and also participated with the posters.
From 13th to 14th February, the 6th meeting of the EMPHASIS partners took place in Torino with the participation of the external reviewers. The project review meeting provided an opportunity to evaluate the project achievements in 2015-2019. Representatives of the School in the meeting presented the results of the previous reporting period (37-48 months) and the findings and results for the final EMPHASIS project.

On 7th of February the School held the closing of accredited professional development study program “Agricultural Crop Nutrition”. Study course was successfully acquired by crop, livestock, forestry specialists.


On January 22, together with other partners, the School helds a lecture "Precise and Effective Use of Plant Protection Products" http://precizots.lv/lecture/augu-aizsardzibas-lidzeklu-preciza-lietosana/



In December 10 -14th, School visited partners within the EMPHASIS project in Catalonia and Spain. At the request of colleagues at the University of Lleida, http://www.udl.cat/, School representatives gave a lecture to Master students and professors "Practical solutions and experience transfer options for EU pathosystems. EMPHASIS project (IPM and way of discovery. Heracleum ssp. Strategies for honey bees and oil seed growers. Ash dieback and relations to olive trees.)”. Visited trials and got information on achievements (within EMPHASIS H2020 and Euclid projects) and visited a 2000ha grape farm. Inspected almond, olive, peach and other fruit plantations, maize, etc.crops. Evaluated most important harmful organisms in these crops, IPM, cultivation and fertilization technologies.

In Almeria got information on achievements and lecture at partner Agrobío, and the representatives of the School shared the topics of the research work “Practical solutions and experience transfer options for EU pathosystems. EMPHASIS project.” Visited the Agrobío plant with production of bumble bees and benefical insects and the greenhouses of tomato and paprika with integrated pest management.