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Torffreier Heidelbeeranbau

{Project} Blueberries: Torffreier Heidelbeeranbau. [Peat free blueberry production.] Runs 1998 - 2005. Project Leader(s): Schmid, Andi, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), CH-5070 Frick .

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Document available online at: https://www.fibl.org/de/themen/pflanze.html


Blueberries need acid soils for optimal development and production. Swiss soils are prevalently alkaline, and therefore it is necessary to modify the natural conditions. Traditionally this was done by adding peat. In order to preserve fragile environments, such as peat bogs, the use of peat in organic fiels production is forbidden.
Project aims
- Evaluate sawdust as a substrate for organic blueberry production in three different cultivation systems and with two different acidification products.
- It is possible top use sawdust as a substrate for blueberry production in regions with alkaline soils;
- The traditional system of digging a fosse and filling it with the substrate (cost intensive) can be replaced with a little fosse, done with a plough and filled with substrate (less cost intensive cost;
- Acidification with citric acid does not have good results compared to sulphur applications.

EPrint Type:Project description
Keywords:Organic blueberry production, peat substitute, Bioobstbau, Biobeeren-Heidelbeeren
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Production systems > Fruit and berries
Research affiliation: Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Sustainability > Climate
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Crops > Special crops > Fruit
Related Links:https://www.fibl.org/de/standorte/schweiz/departemente/nutzpflanzenwissenschaften/anbautechnik-obstbau-weinbau.html
Start Date:1 March 1998
End Date:31 December 2005
Deposited By: Schmid, Andi
ID Code:6205
Deposited On:20 Jan 2006
Last Modified:11 Nov 2020 14:45

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