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Soil improvement with organic fertilizers

Soils need a sufficient supply of organic material to improve or maintain soil quality. Organic residues such as crop residues and grass clippings come from agriculture, horticulture and nature reserves. These can be used for soil improvement through various techniques and processes.

ILVO investigates how nutrients and organic matter from waste streams can be recycled to the maximum extent, for the benefit of soil quality and as plant food. Green management residues The Bi-o-ptimal@work project investigates how management residues such as heather and pitrus clippings can be used for soil improvement.

Soil improvement with organic fertilizers

News | 28/05/2020

In-depth knowledge of soil pathogens in greenhouse soil offers opportunities for IPM

In-depth knowledge of soil pathogens in greenhouse soil offers opportunities for IPM

In the intensive greenhouse cultivation of butterhead lettuce, the correct identification of soil pathogens and newly acquired insights into their potential to damage crops can help the lettuce plants to grow well but with fewer chemical treatments

Research projects

Prevention and remediation of soil compaction

Main research questionLarge-scale agricultural production, which is often accompanied by the use of heavy machinery, results in an increased risk of soil compaction.

Prevention and remediation of soil compaction

News | 01/10/2019

Persistent soil compaction under arable fields and grasslands

Persistent soil compaction under arable fields and grasslands

Compaction of agricultural soils is not only increasing but is also a complex problem. ILVO and partners are going to investigate in the next 4 years how soil compaction can be remedied sustainably and which measures are economically and also practically feasible.

News | 23/08/2021

Residual soil cleaned and returned to the field?

Residual soil cleaned and returned to the field?

Decontamination of residual soil from potatoes and root vegetables to make it free of nematodes and the weed called chufa or yellow nut sedge, as well as setting up a pilot plant at a processing plant: these are the goals of the follow-up project to "Restaarde Circulair".

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