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HUMOWAS - Use of organic humic substances to support the growth phase of cuttings for use in dry areas.

Subproject of: Use organic humic substances to support the growth phase of cuttings in dry areas (HUMOWAS)

Project Leader
Stangl Rosemarie, Project Leader
NÖ Landschaftsfonds - Nachhaltige Landnutzung
Type of Research
Basic Research
Blecha Mirjam, Project Staff
Götz Mino, Project Staff
Scholz Paul Ernst Eugen, Project Staff (bis 30.09.2023)
BOKU Research Units
Institute for Development Research
Institute of Soil Bioengineering and Landscape Construction
Funded by
Niederösterreichischer Landschaftsfonds, Landhausplatz 1, Haus 13, 3109 St. Pölten, Austria
The aim of the project is to optimize the use of growth factors for plant growth in the early phase. This is intended to promote the cultivation of seedlings and subsequently support planting in dry areas, where one of the main tasks, e.g. in hedge replanting but also in agricultural practice, is the reduction of drought stress. This is one of the factors of particular importance at sites in the climatic region of Wagram.
Cuttings are grown at the trial site in Groß-Enzersdorf. The use of rhizoboxes allows to follow and visualize the root system, growth and development of plants. Each experimental set-up will include a comparison of soils with humus addition and a neutral reference. The soil structure in the rhizoboxes will be based on the soil profile in Absdorf and will be done according to the long experience with such experimental setups.
Vegetation technology; Organic farming; Special crops; Soil erosion; Sustainable agriculture;
rhizoboxes; protection hedges; drought stress; root growth;
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