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Peat, Plastic And Fertilisers In Organic Growing Across Europe - Current Use And Future Options

Løes, Anne-Kristin; Schmutz, Ulrich; Katsoulas, Nikolaos; Caceres, Rafaela; Manuel De Cara, Francisco; Cirvillieri, Gabriella; Kir, Alev; Knebl, Lucas; Malinska, Krystyna; Oudshoorn, Frank; Raskin, Ben; Rayns, Francis; Valleix, Sophie and Conroy, Judith (2021) Peat, Plastic And Fertilisers In Organic Growing Across Europe - Current Use And Future Options. 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

The use of contentious inputs in organic growing was mapped across Europe in the H2020 project Organic-PLUS (GA774340, https://organic-plus.net/ ) during 2018. This paper presents results on peat, plastic and animal-derived fertilisers in horticultural growing. Broadly, the use of peat and plastic is similar as for non-organic production. Many organic growers use transplants, and the growing media usually contain peat. For plastic, the use is widespread for mulching and frost protection. Plastic is also used as tree guards and attaching clips. As a fertilisation input, dried poultry manure is used in all countries. Many more commercial fertiliser products are in use. They are often made from animal hide or vinasse. The application of such products varies widely between countries. The project aims to develop alternatives to these contentious inputs.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:animal-derived fertiliser, contentious inputs, growing media, mulching, Organic PLUS project, soil amendment
Subjects:"Organics" in general
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
UK
Greece
Spain
Italy
Turkey
Germany
Poland
Denmark
France
Deposited By: rey, m. frederic
ID Code:42298
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Status:Unpublished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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