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Cuijpers, W.J.M., F.W. Smeding, J. Amsing, J. Potsma and C.J. Koopmans. 2005. Effect of Organic Fertilizers on Regeneration of Biodiversity after Soil Steaming in Organic Glasshouses. p. 160-163. In: the First Scientific Conference of the International Society of Organic Agriculture Research (ISOFAR). Adelaide, Australia. 21-23 september 2005.

Number of pages: 3

ISBN/ISSN: 3-906081-76-1

Type of document: Conference Paper

More information on authors/freelancers connected to LBI :
Willemijn J.M. Cuijpers MSc.;
Chris J. Koopmans Ph.D.


Language of document: English

Title in English: Effect of Organic Fertilizers on Regeneration of Biodiversity after Soil Steaming in Organic Glasshouses

Abstract / summary in English:

Four months after application of sheet steaming to the soil in an organic greenhouse, the treatment had still a significant effect on the diversity of the soil microflora (bacterial and fungal populations). Also four months after steaming, two fertilizer types differed significantly in their effect on microbial composition.
Goat manure had a positive effect on bacterial diversity, while spent mushroom compost had a stimulating effect on fungal diversity.