After obtaining the necessary authorizations to start the cultivation tests on the Italian sites (Tuscany Region adoptions n.4592 and 4593 of 27/03/2020 and n.4837 of 1/04/2020), the beneficiaries moved on to the preparation of the experimental sites and (obtained the permission of the Tuscany Region) on the start of the experimental activity.
The phytoremediated sediment has been delivered to the Italian sites and has been used for the preparation of the cultivation pots according to the experimental schemes defined. Currently seedlings of laurel, blueberry, wild strawberry, olive and protea have been potted. Concerning basil and calla, sowing and planting are foreseen in the coming months.
In parallel with the cultivation activities, monitoring activities have started by taking and analysing samples obtained from each cultivar.
The cultivation trials of citrus cultivars foreseen in the LIFE SUBSED project have begun a few days ago in Spain at Caliplant premises.
Once the sediment has been received by Spanish partners, it has been used for the preparation of the substrate and finally used for the potting of the citrus seedlings.
Currently, the monitoring activity of plant progress have started, accompanied by the dissemination activities related to new activities.