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Phasing Out Peat As Growing Media – Is It Possible?

Mckinnon, Kirsty (2021) Phasing Out Peat As Growing Media – Is It Possible? Paper at: Organic World Congress 2021, Science Forum: 6th ISOFAR Conference co-organised with INRA, FiBL, Agroecology Europe, TP Organics and ITAB, Rennes, France, 8 - 10 September, 2021. [Completed]

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Summary

In areas with a limited outdoor growing season, pre-cultivation is an option. Pre-cultivation may also be an advantage in organic growing in order to give vegetables and herbs a head start on weeds. Good quality seed and transplanting media suitable for organic growing is of utmost importance for a satisfactory economic outcome. There is also an increasing demand for peat free or peat reduced products. In tests conducted by The Norwegian Centre for Organic Agriculture (NORSØK) it was shown that commercial products, both peat based and peat free, don’t always perform as intended resulting in low quality transplants. Some self-made products based on horse manure and leaf mould were tested, a few of them produced transplants of good quality. Some modifications need to be done, especially in order to reduce weed seeds.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:growing media, peat free, sowing substrate, Transplant media, Transplant quality
Subjects: Crop husbandry
Soil
Research affiliation: International Conferences > 2021: Organic World Congress, Science Forum: 6th ISOFAR Conference co-organised with INRA, FiBL, Agroecology Europe, TP Organics and ITAB > Transitioning towards organic and sustainable food system
Norway
Deposited By: rey, m. frederic
ID Code:42297
Deposited On:07 Sep 2021 13:12
Last Modified:07 Sep 2021 13:12
Document Language:English
Status:Unpublished
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted
Additional Publishing Information:A book of abstracts of papers of the Science Forum at the Organic World Congress 2021, September 8-10, Online and on-site in Rennes, France '6th ISOFAR Conference co-organised with INRA, FiBL, Agroecology Europe, TP Organics and ITAB' has been published

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