A paper on the LIFE ENRICH project, published at MDPI

A paper on the LIFE ENRICH project, published at MDPI

The MDPI Journal, Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, has published the paper “Use of Recovered Struvite and Ammonium Nitrate in Fertigation in Tomato (Lycopersicum esculentum) Production for boosting Circular and Sustainable Horticulture which talks about the results obtained in the LIFE ENRICH project.

Struvite and ammonium nitrate are products obtained from widely studied processes to remove phosphorus (P) and nitrogen (N) from waste streams. To boost circularity in horticulture, these recovered products should be applied to edible crops. Particularly, struvite has not been implemented in fertigation as the unique source of P fertilizer. Therefore, a soilless system greenhouse experiment was conducted for tomato crops during two growing seasons.

In this publication, the authors, Mar Carreras, Rafaela Cáceres, Marc Viñas and Carmen Biel from IRTA (Institute of Agrifood Research and Technology), compare the agronomic and environmental effectiveness of recovered products used in a nutrient solution for fertigation (NS) to synthetic fertilizer treatment.

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