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Determine compost quality using the cress tests

{Tool} Determine compost quality using the cress tests. [Kompostqualität mittels Kressetests bestimmen.] Creator(s): Fuchs, Jacques G. and Weidmann, Gilles. Issuing Organisation(s): Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL). OK-Net Arable Practice abstract, no. 054. (2018)

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Summary

Cress tests are a simple tool to test the phytotoxicity of composts. They are easy to carry out and analyse, and they only require few materials.


EPrint Type:Practice tool
Teaser:Test your compost with cress
What problem does the tool address?:Compost is a valuable recycled fertilizer that returns organic waste to the production process and promotes soil fertility. For use in horticulture and agriculture, compost must not contain any pathogens or substances harmful to plants. Compost can contain phytotoxic substances if it is too fresh or if started to rot/ was stored without control.
What solution does the tool offer?:The phytotoxicity of a compost can be tested using the open and closed cress tests. While the open cress test serves as a rough indicator, the closed cress test indicates even low toxicity of the compost because the plants also come into contact with gases from toxic compounds.
It is advisable to carry out both tests, as the open cress test does not always indicate that the compost is compatible with the plant.
Country:Switzerland
Type of Practice Tool:Practice abstracts
Theme:Soil quality and fertility, Nutrient management, Pest and disease control
Keywords:arable farming, soil fertility, soil properties, nutrient management, weed control, pest control, disease control
Agrovoc keywords:
LanguageValueURI
Englisharable farminghttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_36528
Englishsoil fertilityhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_7170
Englishsoil propertieshttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_330883
Englishnutrient managementhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_330697
Englishweed controlhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_8345
Englishpest controlhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_5726
Englishdisease controlhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_2327
Subjects: Soil
Crop husbandry > Crop health, quality, protection
Crop husbandry > Weed management
Farming Systems > Farm nutrient management
Research affiliation: European Union > Horizon 2020 > OK-Net Arable
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland
International Organizations > International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements IFOAM > IFOAM EU Group
H2020 or FP7 Grant Agreement Number:652654
Related Links:https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/determine-compost-quality-using-the-cress-tests
Project ID:oknet
Deposited By: Basler, Andreas
ID Code:35343
Deposited On:03 May 2019 14:48
Last Modified:08 May 2019 07:34
Document Language:German/Deutsch, French/Francais
Status:Published

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