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Views on the use of organic recycling derivates (sewage sludge, organic compost) in forests.

Project Leader
Glatzel Gerhard, Project Leader
Type of Research
Applied Research
Sieghardt Monika, Project Staff
Mayr Horst, Project Staff
BOKU Research Units
Institute of Forest Ecology
Institute of Forest Entomology, Forest Pathology and Forest Protection
Funded by
City Council of Vienna, Municipal Department 22, Ebendorferstraße 4, 1082 Wien, Austria
Federal Environment Agency Vienna, Spittelauer Lände 5, A-1090 Wien, Austria
A literature-study on ecologically relevant impacts of organic waste recycling products used in forest land management on soil properties and vegetation is carried out. Practical soil experiments (percolation studies) for quantification of the influence of organic wastes on phyical and chemical soil properties and soil water are established. A pot experiment for proving the applicability of organic wastes as soil amendments and on growth and mineral nutrition of spruce trees is established.
pedology; water pollution control; forest ecology; soil science;
organic compost; soil properties; calculations; sewage sludge;

Mayr, H. (1999): Bilanzierungen zur Verwertung von Biokompost im Wald..

Berichte, Gelbe Serie, Band 161, 85 S., Umweltbundesamt Wien; ISBN: 3-85457-521-1

Mayr, H. (1998): Überlegungen zur Verwendung organischer Recyclingsderivate im Wald ..

Monographien, M100, 355 S., Umweltbundesamt Wien; ISBN: 3-85457-438-X

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