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Gewählte Master / Diploma Thesis:

Bernhard Scharf (2010): Kompostierung von einstreureichen Pferdemisten.
Master / Diploma Thesis - Institut für Pflanzenbau und Pflanzenzüchtung (IPP), BOKU-Universität für Bodenkultur, pp 93. UB BOKU obvsg

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Abstract:
On a horsefarm in Lower Austria the effects of composting on the amount and quality of horse manure were analysed. A cheap and extensive system of composting was aimed to reduce the carbon:nitrogen proportion. Four different variants of compost with different additives where examined. These variants covered the addition of soil, liquid pig manure, the adding of “effective micro-organism” (EM) respectively and untreated manure as a control. The effort of additives to the compost process could not convince in terms of the variation in manure properties. Composting clearly resulted in a strong reduction of the carbon:nitrogen proportion during the composting period from 24:1 to 12:1. Beyond this, a reduction of the total mass of 25 to 30% could be determined. The fertilisation value of the unpopular horse manure could be highly improved and the costs of the manipulation could be reduced for one quarter by means of the mass reduction.

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