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Small-plot trial: Climate-garden Halle


Contact: Daniela Busch

Project: Climate garden Halle   


Soil sampling (photo: Daniela Busch)

Soil sampling (photo: Daniela Busch)

Soil sampling (photo: Daniela Busch)

Experimental setup (photo: Daniela Busch)

Experimental setup (photo: Daniela Busch)

Experimental setup (photo: Daniela Busch)

Project started: 2012

Location: Halle, East Germany

Field area: 1000 m²

Cooperations: public utility Halle

Climate & soil condition:

  • strongly anthropogenically influenced soils
  • soil remediation after the military utilization (closure of the mental hospital around 1940)

Applications:

  • biochar, compost, hydrochar (HTC), mixture of these components
  • Compost, composted Hydro coal from hydrothermal carbonization and composted charcoal from pyrolysis
Field design (Graphic: Daniela Busch)

Field design (Graphic: Daniela Busch)

Field design (Graphic: Daniela Busch)

Experimental setup:

  • 16 plots (4 treatments, 25 mg* ha -1)
  • observing of changes in the microbial communities
  • monitoring of earthworm distributions (bio-tolerance)
  • analysis of plant properties regarding biogas potential
  • influences on the carbon content of the soil, the soil characteristics and the diversity of pioneer communities
  • environmental education

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