Study day Horti-BlueC webinar 5: LCA on biochar in new growing media blends for strawberry and tomato

Webinar 5

From waste to resource: Interreg 2 Seas Horti-BlueC organises 5 webinars on the valorisation of 5 local byproducts into building blocks for more sustainable growing media in horticulture.

How feasible are those valorisation chains, both technically, economically and logistically? Which processing or treatment is necessary to convert the waste streams into valuable resources for replacing peat, coir and mineral wool? Do these building blocks truly contribute to effective new growing media blends for strawberry and tomato plants, with reduced fertilizer and chemical crop protection product use?

These questions are addressed in the webinars. Four webinars took place in 2021 and the series will be completed with a webinar on the results of the LCA for new growing media blends with biochar for strawberry and tomato.

Horti-BlueC webinar 5 is planned for March 25th 14:00-15:30 CET (13:00-14:30 GMT).

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This webinar is free and open to all interested parties. Register now!

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Schedule

Welcome (Cressida Bowyer, University of Portsmouth)
Introduction to Horti-BlueC and the webinar (Bart Vandecasteele, ILVO)
Introduction to the LCA methodology (Heather Wray and Marija Saric, ECN>TNO)
LCA for using biochar in growing media for strawberry (Heather Wray, ECN>TNO)
LCA for using biochar in growing media for tomato (Marija Saric, ECN>TNO)
New growing media blends: interaction with organic fertilizers and effect of fertigation (Bart Vandecasteele, ILVO)
Q&A