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.



On October 8-10, within the framework of the EMPHASIS project, the School visited its partners in the United Kingdom.

In Cambridge at NIAB (http://www.niab.com/ ), they were introduced to the most important rapeseed pests and trials, partner’s achievements in companion crops and listened to the lecture.

In York at FERA (www.fera.co.uk) School viisited the laboratory and a farm with area of 3000 ha where they surveyed winter oilseed rape at various stages of development. At the request of FERA colleagues, School made presentation "Practical solutions and knowledge transfer options for EU pathosystems. EMPHASIS project (Heracleum spp.. IPM and OSR seedling insects). School thanks UK Colleagues for a target oriented and warm welcome.


On 25th October School participated in the 3rd International Conference: “Sustainable management of Natural resources as an impetus for the economic development of the countries of the Baltic Sea region, which was organized by association "Latvian Forest Certification Council" (LFCC), University of Daugavpils, Latvian State Forest Research Institute “Silava”.

The School finish and submitted two studies at the beginning of September of practical solutions for the EMPHASIS project on root rot of conifers (Heterobasidion spp.) in the forestry. The research includes achievements by Latvian scientists (LSFRI Silava) on eradication of this economically important disease and critical periods of the infection in Latvian conditions as well as new options for control of this disease from trials and studies carried out in the project.



The School finished the research and submitted practical solutions and conclusions in August for EMPHASIS project on ash dieback for ash tree in the urban environment.