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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 o…

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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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Plastic in biobins of Hamburg

21 December 2021

In 2020 Stadtreinigung Hamburg conducted a waste analysis of different districts. The aim of this sample analysis was to classify contents of different waste bins from several districts of Hamburg.

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Practical field tests at nurseries; gaining experience with compost

21 December 2021

In different tree nurseries in Denmark and the Netherlands, Delphy and HortiAdvise Scandinavia started practical field tests. By starting these field tests, the concerning growers gain experience with…

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Use of compost in containers and pots

17 December 2021

Within Soilcom different partners are examining the use and added value of composts in the cultivation of container plants. In the market, these container plants are produced for garden centres.

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Research on composts with different origins

17 December 2021

Last year ILVO, James Hutton Institute and Arhus University examined the different composts, coming from different production locations in the North Sea Region. The research and the results are the st…

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