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German compost firms visited by experts

07 May 2022

Last week compost experts from Flanders (Belgium) and the Netherlands visited the compost sites of Stadtreinigung Hamburg in Bützberg and Entsorgüngsbetriebe in Lübeck. Both sites are involved in the …

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Trial compost in rootstock cultivation is proceeding

22 April 2022

 

Last year a trial started with the use of compost in the rootstock cultivation of apples. Till now peat is used in the stool beds. But there is a trend towards peat free cultivation. To be prepar…

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BRIT: Bioresource information tool

22 April 2022

Written by:  Phillipp Lüssenhop, Steffen Walk, Ina Körner, TUHH, April 2022

 

Due to the SOILCOM+ approval within the framework of INTERREG Call 12 in June 2021, new contents were introduced fo…

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Agricultural composting: cooperation between farmers and scientists

13 April 2022

Written by: Claas Menke, Lukas Huhn, Ina Körner, TUHH (April 2022)

Intensive cooperation has started with two German agricultural companies. Both are carrying out field composting on their farms.…

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Compost quality: method for determination of plastics pollution

13 April 2022

Written by Stefan Deegener and Ina Körner, TUHH (April 2022)

German municipal composting plants use often the parameter "surface sum" to indicate compost impurities. It considers various types of…

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Extension Soilcom starts with online Compost tea meeting

04 April 2022

Last week the beneficiaries of Soilcom started the activities around the development of compost related products, by listening to the introduction of ‘Odla med naturen®’ (‘Growing with Nature®’). Thi…

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Optimizing compost by joining SOILCOM

10 March 2022

With the new insights and experiences of SOILCOM, Klintholm I/S In Denmark, changed its composting processes. As a result the compost quality increased. The Danish Klintholm I/S participates in the S…

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Good results with compost use in potatoes

25 February 2022

Till now compost is used to a limited extent in arable farming. Therefore the Research Center for Potato Cultivation (PCA vzw.), partner in Soilcom, set up a one-year compost trial in potatoe Fontane…

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Compost of bulb flower material applied on bulb flower land

09 February 2022

Bulb growers are often reluctant to use compost from material originating from their own company. They are afraid of bringing in diseases and weeds. Delphy performed a trial in 2020 and 2021 to inves…

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Behaviour of compostable waste collection bags in industrial composting

21 December 2021

Written by: Ina Körner and Stefan Deegener, TUHH, December 2021 Compostable plastics bags are increasingly used in households to dispose food waste. Their use might be helpful to improve biowas…

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