Eva Johansson

Eva Johansson

Skillebyholm Research, Sweden

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Thank you for suggesting Caragana arborescens. We have already decided which species will be included in this study, but we will consider it for future studies. Thank you for backing us!
Apr 26, 2021
Nutritional analysis of cold-climate perennial vegetables
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Ja det vore trevligt. Hojta till när du kommer 0733622509
Apr 13, 2021
Nutritional analysis of cold-climate perennial vegetables
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Comparing nutrition at different harvest times is a good idea and is certainly something that we're interested in. However, it's beyond the scope of this project.
Apr 12, 2021
Nutritional analysis of cold-climate perennial vegetables
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We really appreciate all your support and encouragement for this project! It's now 65% funded with 21 days left. We look forward to harvesting our spring samples!
Apr 11, 2021
Nutritional analysis of cold-climate perennial vegetables
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A diet that has a larger proportion of vegetables, in a transformed food system, plays a crucial role in meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement (Willett et al., 2019). By integrating perennial crops, our food systems can be made more sustainable and resilient (FOA, 2013; Foley et al., 2011; Niles et al., 2018; Willett et al., 2019). Growing in perennial systems binds carbon in the soil, reduces soil erosion and increases the biological diversity of cultivation (Sollen-Norrlin, Ghaley, & Rintoul, 2020; Toensmeier, Ferguson, & Mehra, 2020) which are all very important aspects in sustainable food systems. From the growers' perspective, benefits of perennial vegetables are that they reduce the need for irrigation and tillage when established, and that they are less prone to disease and suffer from fewer pests than annual vegetables (Ciotir et al., 2019; Sjöberg, Weiss, & Larsson, 2016). Perennial vegetables also provide a stable harvest, and the harvest season can be extended both in spring and autumn (Crawford, 2012; Sjöberg et al., 2016), which is of particular interest to professional growers. Growers can consequently extend the season when locally grown is available and receive income earlier and later in the growing season. From the consumers' perspective knowing which vegetables are nutritious is also important. For annual vegetables, variety selection and cultivation methods are well studied. Knowledge of perennial vegetables is lacking in many areas. Central issues are consumer preferences and nutritional value, which are closely linked to demand.
Mar 10, 2021
Nutritional analysis of cold-climate perennial vegetables
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