The tandem long-term program 2012-2021 and some results on the rehabilitation of soil biology of intensively farmed agricultural land in Germany

Ecology and sustainable development. Environmental protection
Proceedings of the 2nd International Scientific Conference «Chemical Technology and Engineering»: June 24–28, 2019, Lviv: Lviv Polytechnic National University, 2018, pp. 385–388


First and Last Name Academic degree E-mail Affiliation
Wolfgang Nowick Sc.D. info [at] daRostim Private Institute of Applied Biotechnology
Waldheim, Germany

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In recent decades, intensively used agricultural land in Germany has lost much of its natural soil fertility due to the use of extremely high levels of mineral nitrogen fertilizer and the intensive use of pesticides. Since 2005, we have been attempting to improve the biological soil fertility of these intensively used areas on about 170 agricultural areas with different soil indexes. The international long-term program Tandem12/21 (2012-2021) and the two previous research projects Radostim A*B (2005-2008) and future9/12 (2009-2012) have been investigating the potential of phytohormone-humic acid combinations (PHC) to increase soil biological fertility and to create a biological nutrient reserve in the soil.


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