Video Healthier plants and healthier substrates from residual flows! Horti-BlueC

29/01/2021

The Interreg 2 Seas project Horti-BlueC combines different usable organic residual flows to create better and more sustainable growing substrates for greenhouse cultivations. The specific aim is to make substrates for strawberry and tomato more sustainable. We work (further) on residual flows from agricultural, agri-food and fishery activities, which are processed into compost, plant fibers, biochar and chitin. The final ambition is to arrive at technically sophisticated and economically interesting cultivation substrates, in collaboration with a number of partners with the necessary practical knowledge and experience. The project is also working on a strategy to heat greenhouses in a sustainable way, and to 'feed' the plants with CO2. Finally, we are formulating suggestions and arguments to change legislation, which is currently an obstacle to roll-out.

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