Excursion Multi-use Hedges on 21.06.2023


Hedges ensure that the fertile topsoil is protected from wind erosion and improve the microclimate. This is becoming increasingly important as an adaptation to climate change. They provide habitats for insects, birds, and mammals, thereby promoting biodiversity and beneficial insects.

Multi-use hedges are created to provide additional benefits to the farm beyond these positive effects. A typical example is the use of (wild) fruit and nuts.

We visit existing multi-use hedges on the Binder farm and analyze them together with the farm manager with regard to benefits, biodiversity and protection function.

Other uses of multi-use hedges will also be discussed. Multi-use hedges are a proven agroforestry system suitable for Central European agricultural and climatic conditions.

Date: Wednesday, Juni 21st, 2023 from 2  p.m. to 4 p.m.

Credit: 2 hours for ÖPUL 2023 - UBB or BIO-BIODIVERSITY

Speakers: Franz Binder, Dr. Erwin Szlezak, Katharina Zenz MSc., Dr. Wilfried Hartl

Costs: free of charge

Meeting point: At the wayside shrine between Höbersdorf and Untermallebarn (L1089), 2011 Höbersdorf. Parking in the field path

Registration: until June 18th at www.bioforschung.at or by phone +43 (0) 1-4000 49 150

We look forward to your participation!

Dr. Eva Erhart
Institute Director

Bio Research Austria
Esslinger Hauptstraße 132 - 134
1220 Vienna
Telefon: + 43 676 8118 49173
Fax: +43 1 4000 49 180
Email: e.erhart@bioforschung.at