Historische kennis : bodem en bemesting in de kasteelt van weleer

G.J.H.M. van der Burgt

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In a literature review old knowledge about soil cultivation, rooting and fertilization in greenhouse cultivation in Holland between 1945 and 1975 is studied. The objective was to regain inspiring knowledge for nowadays organic greenhouse cultivation. There is only few literature available on cultivation and rooting, and some more on fertilization. Many of the described old practices are replaced by other and more effective techniques which are practiced in organic greenhouses. The actual knowledge on manure and compost in relation to nutrient management is more extended. Still there is the question of soil structure, rooting patern and the optimum rooting depth. Summarized, deep rooting (50-70 cm) has advantages but it is not a precondition for success. Less deep rooting implicates that the grower has to be more alert and cannot leave processes to plant and soil. This could be subject of further research
Original languageDutch
Place of PublicationDriebergen
PublisherLouis Bolk Instituut
Number of pages24
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • tillage
  • rooting
  • soil structure
  • literature reviews
  • soil quality
  • greenhouse horticulture
  • fertilizer application
  • greenhouse vegetables

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