The collaboration agreement signed by the Agricultural Technological Institute of Castilla y León and CARTIF, is focused on the valorization and application of technology to agricultural waste to increase the competitiveness of the agrifood sector in Castilla y León.
The main objective is recover exhausted soils with low agricultural production through the application of artificial soils made from mixtures of waste, by-products and products.
Proper combination of these wastes results in the “technosoil”. This new substrate with similar characteristics to fertile soil, reduces the environmental impacts (wastes valorization) and recovers/improves low-productive soils without excessive cost.
- Development of different substrates to improve agricultural activity.
- Select different wastes as raw materials and evaluate their role within the technosoil.
- Determine the influence of different substrates on the soil, plants and seeds of different species, evaluating the technical-agronomic viability of the technosoils.
- Demonstrate the benefits of implanting technosoils in degraded or depleted areas.
- Selection, supply and management of the raw materials base of the substrates.
- Formulation of the different substrates taking into account the composition of the raw materials.
- Development and application of substrates in experimental plots.
- Evolutive analysis of substrates in nursery-laboratory and in field.
- Obtain a database of the raw materials that may compose the substrates.
- Elaborate a protocol for the management and treatment of raw materials for the development of technological substrates.
- Develop several substrates and evaluate differences properties according to their composition.
- Determine the influence of substrates on plants and seeds of different species and in different environments.
Collaboration agreement by ITACYL and CARTIF
Total budget: 180,000 €
CARTIF Grant: 60,000 € of funding and 60,000 € of own resources
Duration: Oct. 2017- Oct. 2019
Division of Agrifood and Processes
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