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Potential of different Composts to improve Soil Fertility and Plant Health

Fuchs, J.G.; Baier, U.; Berner, A.; Mayer, J.; Tamm, L. and Schleiss, K. (2006) Potential of different Composts to improve Soil Fertility and Plant Health. In: Kraft, Eckhard; Bidlingmaier, Werner; de Bartoldi, Marco; Diaz, Luis F. and Barth, Josef (Eds.) ORBIT 2006 : Biological Waste Management. From Local to Global; Proceedings of the International Conference ORBIT 2006. Verlag ORBIT e.V., Weimar, chapter Part 2, pp. 507-517.

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Composts can influence soil fertility and plant health. These influences can be positive or negative, depending of the quality of the composts. Some practitioners already make use of the positive effects on plant health. For example, they use composts to protect their plants against soil borne diseases in substrate, or to detoxify and reactivate soil after steaming. In order to estimate the potential of Swiss composts to influence soil fertility and plant health positively, we analyzed one hundred composts representative of the different composting systems and qualities available on the market.

EPrint Type:Book chapter
Keywords:Pflanzenschutz, Pflanzenkrankheiten, Interaktion Boden und Pflanzenkrankheiten, Positive Kompostqualität, composts, soil fertility, plant health
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Crop health, quality, protection
Soil > Soil quality
Crop husbandry > Composting and manuring
Research affiliation: Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Plant Protection and Biodiversity
Related Links:http://www.fibl.org/forschung/phytopathologie/index.php
Deposited By: Fuchs, Dr. Jacques G.
ID Code:10316
Deposited On:08 Jan 2007
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:34
Document Language:English
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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