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Record number 499425
Title Handbook for composting and compost use in organic horticulture
Author(s) Wurff, A.W.G. van der; Fuchs, J.G.; Raviv, Michael; Termorshuizen, Aad
Source [Netherlands] : BioGreenhouse - ISBN 9789462577497 - 106 p.
Department(s) Wageningen UR Greenhouse Horticulture
WUR GTB Gewasgezondheid Bodem en Water
Publication type Research report
Publication year 2016
Keyword(s) organic farming - composting - composts - horticulture - greenhouse horticulture - soil microbiology - digestate - biologische landbouw - compostering - compost - tuinbouw - glastuinbouw - bodemmicrobiologie - digestaat
Categories Organic Farming / Compost
Abstract Compost, as a product of recycling processes, can be a very appropriate input material for organic farming, provided the composting process is well-managed, the input materials are free of contaminants, and the resulting product is applied according to the system’s ecological needs. Compost is a very important input material for organic greenhouse production. Organic greenhouse production may vary in the level of intensity, but it is generally a system with high turnover rates of organic matter, high inputs of both nutrients and energy, and high production levels. Compost is used as an important source of organic matter and nutrients in greenhouse horticulture, and is an important component of growing media for nurseries. Compost plays an important role in building a resilient farming system, by providing both the energy sources and the nutrients to sustain soil biodiversity.
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