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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. Poster 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.

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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:Poster
Keywords:animal-derived fertiliser, contentious inputs, growing media, mulching, Organic PLUS project, soil amendment
Agrovoc keywords:
Language
Value
URI
English
fertilisers -> fertilizers
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_2867
English
mulching materials -> mulches
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_4977
English
growing media
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_3393
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:04 Nov 2022 10:00
Document Language:English
Status:Published
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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