Streszczenie projektu (ENG)

The main objective of the project is to develop technology of biofertiliser production based on biodegradable waste and microorganisms, supporting development of sustainable crop production, especially to counteract drought conditions, as support for waste circular management and adaptation and mitigation to climate change. The technologies for producing three types of biofertilizers based on liquid digestate, compost and biochar and containing high level of phytohormones will be developed. Biofertilizers will be carriers of microorganisms supporting plant growth in drought conditions. In the first phase, the microorganisms most effective in drought conditions will be selected. They will be used to develop the optimal composition of a consortium of microorganisms supporting crops under rainfall deficiency. The reactors faithfully reflecting the conditions of fermentation, composting and torrification on an industrial scale will be used to produce substrates maximally rich in phytohormones and serving as carriers of consortia of dedicated microorganisms. In the next phase of the project, digestate, compost and biochar inoculation technologies will be developed, taking into account their physical form. In the final phase, the effectiveness of developed innovative bio-fertilizers in supporting drought resistance of plants will be tested in greenhouse and plot experiments simulating real conditions. The main result of the project will be the development of innovative technologies combining three different strategies aimed at increasing drought resistance of plants and reducing crop losses in seasons with insufficient rainfall, i.e. using the potential of drought-resistant microorganisms, introducing phytohormones and increasing soil water holding capacity by introducing exogenous organic matter to soil.