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Interactions Between Beneficial and Harmful Microorganisms: From the Composting Process to Compost Application

Fuchs, Jacques G. (2010) Interactions Between Beneficial and Harmful Microorganisms: From the Composting Process to Compost Application. In: Insam, H. (et al.) (Ed.) Microbes at Work. Springer Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg, chapter Chapter 11, pp. 213-229.

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Summary

Numerous microorganisms are involved in the composting process, but their precise roles are often unknown. Compost microorganisms are influenced by the composition of the substrate and by the temperature in the compost pile. In addition, different microorganisms also influence each other, e.g. through competition. In the first phase of composting, microbial activity increase drastically, leading to a rise in temperature. The initial bacterial dominance is replaced by a fungal one during compost maturation.
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EPrint Type:Book chapter
Keywords:Phytopathologie, Kompostqualität, BUWAL, composting, harmful and beneficial microorganisms, substrate
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Composting and manuring
Research affiliation: Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Plant Protection and Biodiversity
DOI:DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-04043-6_11
Deposited By: Fuchs, Dr. Jacques G.
ID Code:16646
Deposited On:28 Mar 2010 09:28
Last Modified:09 Dec 2010 11:26
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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