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VELKO – joint working group for agricultural composting


Ministerium für Wirtschaft, Verkehr, Landwirtschaft und Weinbau

Federal State



Stiftsstraße 9
55116 Mainz

Website: External link to the authority

Project Title

VELKO – joint working group for agricultural composting

Project description

The VELKO project organizes a network for decentralized agricultural composting and aims to remove the hurdles that have stood in the way of this so far.
Since the number of livestock farms in the Rheinhessen and Pfalz regions in particular has continued to decline, the project involves livestock-free farms that bring plant-based materials into the composting process. In addition, the question of operational composting should also be presented for winegrowing companies.

The aim is to provide the participating farms with the technology, monitoring and advice they need to enable decentralized composting on the farms.

The project includes:

• Optimization of the material mix and the process steps for successful composting

• Cross-company machine use of the compost turner

• Advice and training for the companies involved

• Quality control of the composting process

• Analysis of the environmental impact

• Agronomic investigation of the compost quality

• Business and labor management results

• Information transfer and training measures

Final report

Results and the Final report will be found here, as soon as the project is completed.

Key words

  • Plant nutrients
  • Soil
  • Forestry
  • Climate change (incl. GHG reduction, adaptation and mitigation, and other air related issues)

Main funding source

Rural development 2014-2020

OG contact information

Stiftung Ökologie & Landbau (SÖL)
Weinstr. Süd 51
67098 Bad Dürkheim

Phone: 06322-98970-223

Email: zerger@soel.de

Type of OG partners

  • Farmer
  • Advisor
  • Researcher
  • Civil servant

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