Extension of the study on life cycle assessments for alternative substrates to peat
The aim of the research study is to extend the study by Eymann et al. (2015) of the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) by selected substrate components and substrate mixtures which, based on defined criteria, have a high potential as peat substitutes. Analogous to the 2015 study, the present research project is intended to provide a ...
A new garden on the topic of soil ecology is to be created on the Grüental campus in order to promote fascination and appreciation for the natural resource soil. The garden is designed as a mysterious place that arouses curiosity and lets visitors literally immerse themselves in the ground. In it the various functions of the soil can be experienced ...
Office of the Soil Science Society of Switzerland
Erosion in Alpine Areas
The protection of Alpine Soils is of great importance and closely linked to suitable farming strategies. The Guidelines for environmental protection in agriculture provide detailed reference for surveying, controlling and preventing erosion on alpine surfaces. In this research project, an ArcGIS® Toolbox was developed that enables the (semi-) ...
Effect of ladle slag from steel recycling on soil fertility and plant growth
The ZHAW conducts a four-year field trial with simplified crop rotation to investigate the effect of ladle slag on various parameters of soil fertility and plant growth. Ladle slag contains various nutrients and has a calcifying effect, which could be used to stabilize or increase the soil pH. The effect of three treatments is compared: application ...