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Validation of compost as a property and pathogen resistance inducer for sustainable small-leaf vegetable production


The aim of the project is to obtain and validate high added value compost in sustainable intensive lettuce and spinach production, with biofertilizing capacities, inducing resistance to phytopathogens and conferring healthy qualities to these leaf crops.

The project involves researchers from the School of Agronomists of the Polytechnic University of Cartagena (UPCT), Miguel Hernández University, Elche, and the Spanish National Research Council (CEBAS-CSIC).

The UPCT sub-project focuses on the validation of compost with high biofertilizing capacity (generated by the UMH) and suppressive compost (generated by CEBAS-CSIC) in lettuce and baby leaf spinach grown in a floating tray system, as well as its effect on shelf life as minimally processed products.

Project financed and included in the State Programme for Research, Development and Innovation Oriented to the Challenges of Society – 2017 – Operational Programme for Intelligent Growth 2014-2020