Read about heather as an alternative to control worms in sheep in RELACS’ news story

Anthelmintic resistance is spreading globally, impacting the environment and animal welfare. As the organic sector we are seeking non-chemical complements or alternatives.

The RELACS partner Scotland Rural University College (SRUC) investigated the anthelmintic efficacy of heather extracts by performing a comparative analysis of extracts obtained from two heather species.

Read the news story “Can we use heather to control worms in sheep in organic agriculture?” to find out more and follow other developments of the RELACS project on Twitter and Facebook.

The RELACS project seeks to promote the development and adoption of environmentally safe and economically viable tools and technologies to reduce the use of external inputs in organic farming systems. IFOAM EU is responsible for the communication and dissemination of project results as well as the coordination of the science-practice-policy dialogue.

Heather collection in the Pentlands, Scotland © Spiridoula Athanasiadou, Scotland Rural University College (SRUC)

‘Replacement of Contentious Inputs in Organic Farming Systems’ (RELACS) has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 773431.

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