Viikki research farm provides a modern farm infrastructure to serve as a platform for research and education purposes of the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry. The farm is a part of the HiLIFE infrastructures. The farm administrates 155 hectares of arable land and a research dairy barn with 60 dairy cows. Main part of the arable area is used conventionally for feed production for the dairy cattle; grass silage and pasture is grown roughly on half of the fields, and the rest of the area is used for feed grain and protein crop (e.g. faba bean) production, as well as for test plots for plant science and other life sciences research.
Viikki Research Farm
– where science meets the soil
From feed to food production – Cereal side streams can be utilised as sources of protein and dietary fibre
Brans and other cereal side streams, which currently are mainly used as feed or in energy production, could be utilised as raw materials for...
Genome-editing scissors will revolutionise plant breeding, yet a professor fears EU countries will get side-tracked
Genome-editing is the most significant change in plant breeding since gene transfer, which was introduced in the 1990s. Legislators are now...