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ToPGa: Development and evaluation of peat-reduced production systems in horticulture

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2021 - 2024

The joint project Development and Evaluation of Peat-Reduced Production Systems in Horticulture, abbreviated ToPGa, aims to support the various branches of horticulture with technical solutions in order to promote the ecologically urgent switch to peat-reduced and peat-free substrates. The necessary studies and investigations focus on nursery, vegetable, fruit and ornamental plant cultivation in production horticulture. The project partners are working together in nine subprojects to achieve the objectives of the ToPGa joint project.

Cooperation Partners

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Location
Country
Julius Kühn-Institut
Braunschweig
Deutschland
Thünen-Institut
Braunschweig
Deutschland
Gottfried Wilhelm-Leibniz-Universität Hannover
Hannover
Deutschland
Landwirtschaftskammer Niedersachsen
Niedersachsen
Deutschland
Landwirtschaftskammer Schleswig-Holstein
Ellerhoop
Deutschland
Landesforschungsanstalt für Landwirtschaft und Fischerei Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Gülzow
Deutschland

In subproject 3, the IGZ is working on the “Development of models to illustrate the mixing effects of different substrate feedstocks”. This is to be realized with innovative experimental designs. Here, the focus is on the realization of press-stop substrates as well as the development of an app for decision support in the planning and creation of substrate mixtures with the aim of reducing the peat content to below 50%. The web-based app will remain in place after the end of the project.

Funding by: Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL)

Duration: 01.11.2021-31.10.2024

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