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Azienda Sperimentale "Campo 7" - CREA AA (Metaponto, MT)

{Organization} Azienda Sperimentale "Campo 7" - CREA AA (Metaponto, MT). [Experimental farm "Campo 7" - CREA AA (Metaponto, MT).] Organization Leader(s): Diacono, Dr Mariangela; Montemurro, Dr Francesco; Fiore, Dr Angelo and Persiani, Dr Alessandro.

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The experimental farm ‘Campo 7’ has an extension of 6 ha and is located in the “Arco Ionico Metapontino” area (40°24’ N; 16°48’ E ; 8 m elevation), which is one of the most vocated areas for the production of fruit and horticultural crops in Southern Italy.
The soil is classified as a Typic Epiaquert, in accordance with the Soil Taxonomy. Low nitrogen (1.0g/kg) and organic matter (19.0g/kg) contents, and pH=8.4, characterize the soil of the experimental farm. The clay and silt contents (60 and 36%, respectively), as well as the electrical conductivity, increase with depth, whereas the organic matter content and the bulk density decrease with depth.
The farm is equipped with a weather station, which allows the monitoring of climatic data: a class A PAN evaporimeter and an automated data-logger are located in the field area. There are some facilities to perform crop growth monitoring, and the experimental farm is also equipped with a conductivity meter and lysimeters for water quality monitoring.
In the farm there is a pilot composting plant, allowing the researchers and technicians of the CREA to produce directly on-farm compost and compost "tea", which are used in the experimental field trials of the farm. The composting plant is laid out on a concrete platform to avoid the loss of percolates, in which static windrow with active aeration is used as a composting method. The aeration system consists of a 0.55 kW power, an electrical panel equipped with a timer and a 90 PE pipe for a 3-meter length perforated at regular distances to ensure the correct aeration of the biomass above the pipe. The working capacity is about 1–2 m3, allowing to produce about 0.5–1.5 m3 of finished product per each composting cycle, depending on the raw materials characteristics and amount.

EPrint Type:Organization description
Type of Organization:State research institute
Location:CREA-AA Sede - Via Celso Ulpiani, 5 - 70125 BARI
Campo 7 Azienda - SS 106 Jonica km 448,200 - 75012 Metaponto (MT)
Agrovoc keywords:
experimental farms -> pilot farms
organic agriculture
circular economy
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Production systems
Soil > Soil quality
Crop husbandry > Crop combinations and interactions
Knowledge management > Research methodology and philosophy > Systems research and participatory research
Crop husbandry > Composting and manuring
Food systems > Recycling, balancing and resource management
Crop husbandry > Soil tillage
Crop husbandry > Production systems > Vegetables
Environmental aspects > Biodiversity and ecosystem services
"Organics" in general > Countries and regions > Italy
Farming Systems > Farm nutrient management
Research affiliation: Italy > CREA
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Deposited By: Diacono, Mariangela
ID Code:42774
Deposited On:12 Nov 2021 11:15
Last Modified:12 Nov 2021 11:15

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