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Off the peat path

Suitability and availability of alternative substrates for peat use in European horticulture
22 November 2022, online

Agenda

Off the peat path - Suitability and availability of alternative substrates for peat use in European horticulture

22 November 2022, Online workshop

10:00

Opening remarks & practical issues
Andreas SCHÜTTE, Agency for Renewable Resources, GERMANY 
10:10

“Possibilities and effects of a reduction of peat use in horticultural substrates in Germany (MITODE)”
Olivier HIRSCHLER & Anja KRETZSCHMANN , Johann Heinrich von Thünen Institute, GERMANY

10:35

 “Wood fiber in Dutch pot plant culture; peat replacement up to 50% in volume?”
Chris BLOK, Wageningen University, THE NETHERLANDS             

11:00

“Reducing and replacing peat in Irish horticulture: The research challenge”
Michael GAFFNEY, Horticulture Development Department, Teagasc, IRELAND 

 
11:30BREAK
12:00

“Reuse growing media for circular cultivation in Belgium"
Bart VANDECASTEELE, Flanders Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, BELGIUM 

12:25

“Sphagnum as an alternative substrate for peat in horticulture- the potential of paludiculture in Austria (PALUS)"
 Stephan GLATZEL, University of Vienna, AUSTRIA  - tbc

12:50

“Peat replacement in horticulture – a Norwegian research perspective”
Bente FØREID, Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO), NORWAY  

13:15

“Life cycle assessment of peat substitutes: sustainability of Danish growing media”
Fatemeh HASHEMI, Aarhus University, DENMARK  - tbc       

13:40BREAK
14:15

Panel discussion

“The future of peat-free growing media in Europe”
Moderator: Simon BUSSE, Agency for Renewable Resources, GERMANY

Speakers:

Ute Katharina VOGLER, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI), GERMANY 

Philipp GRAMLICH, TurfVrij, THE NETHERLANDS  

Neil BRAGG, Growing Media Association (GMA), UK  

Alex MATHIS, Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), SWITZERLAND 

Simone KOLBINGER, Natur im Garten e.V., AUSTRIA

15:15Closing remarks
Lena HUCK, Agency for Renewable Resources, GERMANY
15:30End of workshop

Please note that the agenda is preliminary and subject to changes.
You can download the PDF version of the agenda here.