The Miguel Hernández University (UMH), with the contribution of Caliplant Agro and the entire consortium, organized the first Spanish workshop of the LIFE SUBSED project, entitled “SUBSED: Sustratos sustainibles para la agricultura a partir de sedimentos marinos remediados dragados: de puertos a macetas” (here the program).
The event was held on Monday 29 November 2021 as a bimodal workshop (participation possible both online and live): the first part of the meeting was dedicated to oral presentations, while the second part was dedicated to a visit to the experimental site managed by UMH within the framework of the LIFE SUBSED project.
In addition to the partners directly involved in the LIFE SUBSED project, the workshop hosted the presentations of some important guests: the LIFE SUBSED project consortium thanks Dr. Miguel Agulló (President of COITAGRA) and Prof. Edgardo Giordani, Professor of the University of Florence and coordinator of the LIFE HORTISED project (whose results are the foundations of the LIFE SUBSED project).
At the end of the oral presentation session, a discussion session was held between the participants and the representatives of the LIFE SUBSED consortium, and the effectiveness of sediment reuse for plant cultivation and the associated environmental benefits were discussed.
Here are the presentations exhibited during the workshop.
The consortium thanks all the participants for taking part at the event and for the interest shown in our initiative.
Caliplant and UMH took part in the symposium “Presente y futuro de la agricultura de la Vega Baja del Segura” which was held on 22 and 23 October in Orihuela (Spain).
The Miguel Hernández University presented the LIFE SUBSED project with an intervention by Dr. Pilar Legua Murcia who, later, conducted a guided tour together with Dr. Dámaris Núñez Gómez at the experimental site of citrus cultivated on sed-based substrate.
* cover photo, from left: Antonio Rubio (Caliplant), Prof. Juan José Martínez (UMH), Aroa González (Caliplant), Prof. Pilar Legua (UMH), Prof. Vicente Lidon (UMH).
The Miguel Hernandez University organized a series of seminars in November and December 2020, aimed at students of the Degree courses in Agri-food and Agri-environmental Engineering and students of the Master’s Degree in Advanced Techniques for Research and Production in Fruit Growing.
During the meetings the objectives and expected results of the LIFE SUBSED project were illustrated. The students were also able to investigate the more technical aspects of the trials in progress in the Italian and Spanish experimental sites, evaluating the potential of marine sediment as an ingredient for sustainable nursery substrates.
On Friday 18 December 2020 Miguel Agulló Velasco, President of COITAGRA (Colegio Oficial de Ingenieros Técnicos Agrícolas y Graduados de Alicante) visited the demonstration site of the LIFE SUBSED project at the Miguel Hernandez University.
The UMH team illustrated the objectives and expected results of the project and accompanied the President on a visit to the experimental site of the SUBSED project. During the visit, the qualities of the plants in cultivation and the potential of the substrate based on marine sediment were assessed.
During the visit, the opportunities of the LIFE program for the development of new eco-sustainable technologies were also discussed, solutions that represent an incentive to the transition of companies towards more conscious circular economy models.
On 16 October 2020, students from the Miguel Hernández University of Orihuela participated in a visit to the trial sites of the LIFE SUBSED project managed by Caliplant.
The objectives and expected results of the LIFE SUBSED project have been illustrated to the students and, together with the Caliplant technicians, they evaluated the ongoing activities at the experimental site.
The LIFE Program and the European actions to support innovation in the field of environmental sustainability were also illustrated to the students.
Caliplant presents Life Subsed to the delegates of the Shaanxi Fruit Group
On 23 November 2018 Caliplant welcomed to its plants some delegates of the Shaanxi Fruit Industrial Group Co. Ltd., an important Chinese customer engaged in the fruit and vegetable sector. During the visit the objectives and measures envisaged in the Life Subsed project has been illustrated, collecting observations from these important stakeholders.
Presentation of the Life Subsed project to the students of the Miguel Hernández University
On the same day there was an on-field visit of UMH‘s students, during which Professor Pilar Legua and Sergio Navarrete of Caliplant illustrated them the project Life Subsed.
Here are some photos of the day.