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Decomposition study using tea bags

Tresch, Simon and Fliessbach, Andreas (2016) Decomposition study using tea bags. FertilCrop Technical Note. Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), Frick.

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Comparing the decomposition of green tea as a fast -decomposing material with rooibos as a material, which is difficult to break down, allows for the calculation of the tea bag index. This provides information on the capability of the soil as a living organism to transform organic residues back into plant-available nutrients and make some contribution to the build-up of soil humus. This technique is easy to apply. Place the tea bag in the soil and take it out after three months to see how much is left. It is fascinating to discover the result of our hard working little helpers in the soil and how this work is giving nutrients to a new generation of plants.
Spanish version available at http://orgprints.org/32465/


EPrint Type:Report
Keywords:Soil Quality & Functions, FiBL1008401, FertilCrop
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Composting and manuring
Soil > Nutrient turnover
Research affiliation: European Union > CORE Organic Plus > FertilCrop
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Soil Sciences
Related Links:http://www.fertilcrop.net, http://orgprints.org/32465/
Deposited By: Fließbach, Dr. Andreas
ID Code:30717
Deposited On:27 Oct 2016 10:05
Last Modified:16 Dec 2017 17:22
Document Language:English
Status:Unpublished
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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