At a workshop during the 18th Organic World Congress, Istanbul October 2014, researchers from the Improve-P project discussed recycling of phosphorus (P) in organic agriculture with stakeholders from several European countries.
How can we increase the use of recycled P without compromising a premium product quality?
What is a long-term sustainability of organic farming?
Options to treat and use permitted as well as currently non-allowed P fertilizers from urban areas were presented.
In this video, Improve-P project partner Julia Cooper summarizes the main outcomes of the workshop, and workshop participants express their views on P-recycling. Statements were kindly given by Christopher Brock, University of Giessen; Louise Payton, Soil Association UK; Peter von Fragstein, University of Kassel; and Nicolette van der Smissen, private advisor in Greece.
For more information, come along to the UK workshop at the Soil Symposium in Solihull on November 25th.
Also see the ImproveP website