Compost for soil application and compost for growing media

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Abstract

Soil properties of importance are dry bulk density, organic matter content, nutrient content and water
holding capacity.
Rooting media properties of importance are pH, EC, water retention, water uptake rate, porosity, stability,
shrinkage and nitrogen fixation.
Miscommunication between producers and user groups can be avoided by measuring the relevant
properties using methods users are familiar with.
Special attention is needed to interpret total nutrients, extracted nutrients and organic matter content.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook for Composting and Compost Use in Organic Horticulture
Subtitle of host publicationBioGreenhouse COST Action FA 1105
PublisherBioGreenhouse
Pages89-98
ISBN (Print)9789462577497
Publication statusPublished - 11 Apr 2016

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Blok, C. (2016). Compost for soil application and compost for growing media. In Handbook for Composting and Compost Use in Organic Horticulture: BioGreenhouse COST Action FA 1105 (pp. 89-98). BioGreenhouse.