Innovation compost systems in optimizing soil fertility

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Ministerium für Energiewende, Landwirtschaft, Umwelt, Natur und Digitalisierung des Landes Schleswig-Holstein

Federal State



Mercatorstraße 3
24106 Kiel

Website: External link to the authority

Project Title

Innovation compost systems in optimizing soil fertility

Project description

Composting is a proven procedure to raise soil fertility and improve soil structure. Some pesticides and toxins can be degraded more rapidly by adding compost. The processes within the composting time produce robust humus particles and help mitigate climate change. In order to optimize implementation of these procedures, 18 farmers (17 of them organic, one conventional) together with consultants and scientists built the Operational Group "Innovative compost systems", with the aim to develop new technological methods of composting, producing compost extracts and to test and adapt them to the conditions in Schleswig-Holstein. Part of the project is to determine the effect of differently produced compost on soil fertility because efficient humus development enables advancements in management of resource-saving nutrient and plant protection, especially in organic farming. By analysing labor cost the connection between economics and ecology will be established.  

Status of the report

2022-11-03 07:04:28

Key words

  • Farming practice/activity
  • Soil

Main funding source

Rural development 2014-2020

OG contact information

Ökoring S.-H. e.V., Versuchs- und Beratungsring Ökologischer Landbau Schleswig-Holstein
Grüner Kamp 15-17
24768 Rendsburg

Phone: 04331-9453460


Type of OG partners

  • Farmer
  • Farmer
  • Farmer

Begin of project


Project status


Total budget applied for in EUR



DEF0B Rendsburg-Eckernförde

Europäischer Landwirtschaftsfonds für die Entwicklung des ländlichen Raums: Hier investiert Europa in die ländlichen Gebiete.

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