RESULTS

The main result of the HORTISED project is the production of a: - an innovative technology and specicifc protocols for more sustainable fruit production achieved by the use of sediment-based growing media for replacing the current peat-based growing media. The specific results will be: - the 100% evaluation of the suitability of the sediments for the cultivation and production of strawberries in containers and for the propagation by cuttings and the fruit production of pomegranate in containe...
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ACTIONS AND MEANS INVOLVED

Physical, chemical and microbiological characterization of the remediated sediments to: - Determine the chemical and biological fertility by measuring the levels of nutrients (C, N, P, S), humic substances and humification degree, microbial biomass and microbial activity in the remediated sediments - Determine the concentrations of eventual inorganic and organic contaminants and analysis of biotoxicity - Sediment landfarming for a suitable time period to improve the structure and homogeneity ...
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Project Obiectives

The HORTISED project aims at demonstrate the suitability of dredged remediated sediments as an alternative for the preparation of growing media in horticulture. The project will demonstrate the great potentials of sediment-based growing media through the growth of pomegranate and strawberry as representative plants at farm scale in Italy and Spain. The performance of the innovative growing media will be demonstrated by comparison with the typical production of the same fruits obtained with the...
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About the Hortised Project

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The European Project LIFE14 ENV/IT/000113 "HORTISED":"Demonstration of the suitability of dredged remediated sediments for safe and sustainable horticulture production" The HORTISED project aims at demonstrate the suitability of dredged remediated sediments as an alternative for the preparation of growing media in horticulture. The project will demonstrate the great potentials of sediment-based growing media through the growth of pomegranate and strawberry as representative plants at farm s...
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