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Compost important component in peat-free potting soil

26 September 2022

 

More than 70 growers recently visited a meeting about peat-free cultivation. Soilcom partner Delphy has been researching growing on peat-free or peat-poor potting soil at the Research Nursery for…

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Blueprint for starting a local composting network

12 September 2022

PSKW, The Research Centre for Vegetable Production in Sint-katelijne-waver (Belgium), developed a Blueprint for starting a local composting network. The blueprint is the result of a pilot with this l…

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Closed composting system for local compost production

05 September 2022

In Denmark the Startup ComFerm ApS is developing a closed and automatic composting facility; the ComCrop-komposttromle. Or in English a compost drum.

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Material biodegradable bags crucial for plastics found in compost

29 August 2022

Written by: Ina Körner and Stefan Deegener, TUHH, July 2022 Photo: Biowaste composting at Stadtwerke Neumünster / Germany. Blue container, compostable plastic bags filled with food waste-rich biowas…

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Local wastestreams used as compost in public green space

23 August 2022

This year cities were engaged with the Soilcom project. Compost is very usefull in the public green space. Soil and planting conditions are often not optimal in these locations. The idea of the city …

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Study day 'Soil improvers and peat substitutes in horticulture'

18 July 2022

On September 22th, PCS in Destelbergen (Begium) organizes a study day. The different trials of SOILCOM are part of this study day. Compost improves soil quality, soil structure and soil life. But cou…

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Video compost use in tree nursery

18 July 2022

 

PCS made a very interesting video about the added value of compost in the Treenursery of Sylva in Belgium.

In this PlattelandsTV broadcast, Tree Nursery Sylva from Lievegem, who grows forest an…

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Compost boosts soil life in practical test with shrubs

18 July 2022

In Boskoop, with soils very rich of organic matter and peat, a grower of shrubs and confers applied compost. Application was part of a practical trial of Delphy.  In 2020, the grower added the compos…

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Compost in potato, event

18 July 2022

On August, 18th, PCA (Trial centre for potato in Belgium) is organizing their annual event for the potato growers. SOILCOM is one of the subjects.

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