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Determine compost quality using the cress tests (OK-Net Arable Practice Abstract)

{Tool} Determine compost quality using the cress tests (OK-Net Arable Practice Abstract). [Kompostqualität mittels Kressetests bestimmen.] Creator(s): Fuchs, Jacques G. and Weidmann, Gilles. Issuing Organisation(s): FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture. 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 quality, nutrient management, weed control, pest control, plant disease control
Agrovoc keywords:
Language
Value
URI
English
arable farming
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_36528
English
soil fertility
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_7170
English
soil quality
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_a9645d28
English
nutrient management
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_330697
English
weed control
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_8345
English
pest control
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_5726
English
plant disease control
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_5960
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 > OK-Net-Arable Tools
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, https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/35343
Project ID:oknet
Deposited By: Basler, Andreas
ID Code:35343
Deposited On:03 May 2019 14:48
Last Modified:23 Nov 2020 09:59
Document Language:German/Deutsch, French/Francais
Status:Published

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