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VermiCharbiome

Project Leader
Hood-Nowotny Rebecca, Project Leader
Duration:
22.11.2019-21.11.2020
Programme:
Innovationsscheck (FFG)
Type of Research
Applied Research
Staff
BOKU Research Units
Institute of Soil Research
Funded by
Austrian Research Promotion Agency, Sensengasse 1, 1090 Wien, Austria
Vermigrand Naturprodukte GmbH, Kremser Stra├če 63, 3462 Absdorf, Austria
Abstract
We plan to undertake research and development in the area of plant nutrition using a worm compost and to test a series of different compost mixtures. We will also undertake varietal testing and determine the quality and nutrient uptake from the different mixtures and the how the compost acts as a potting compost for nursery gardeners. We will specifically test how biochar interacts with the worms and how the microbial composition of the compost changes with biochar addition.
Keywords
Cultivation of land; Soil science; Agroecology;
biochar ; worm compost ; Peat free;
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