Fertilità Biologica: un confronto tra suolo agronomico e suolo ricostituito

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Biological Fertility: a comparison between agronomic soil and reconstituted soil

Chiara Cassinari, Marco Trevisan, Paolo Manfredi, Luca Stragliati

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[Autom. eng. transl.] The Biological Fertility analysis represents a useful set of study tools to analyze certain aspects of the quality of a soil in a more dynamic way than the more traditional chemistry. Although extensively studied in natural soils, a similar approach with recently formed Tecnosuoli is lacking in the state of the art, as opposed to the much more studied Chemical Fertility. The purpose of this research was to emphasize this fact and therefore, for the first time, an investigation is reported on the fundamental parameters that make up Biological Fertility and the inferred IBF (Biological Fertility Index, Riffaldi et al., 1996). The major critical issues concern the very nature of the techniques used in these studies, having been developed for the investigation of natural soils, and not the more similar organic soils (Histosuoli). To this end, certain measures have been adopted, in order to be able to analyze these Reconstituted Soils in a suitable and effective manner. Interest has consequently focused on Tecnosuoli with which the former landfill of urban waste in Borgotrebbia (Piacenza, Italy) has been restored, an area redeveloped thanks to the European Life program (LIFE10 ENV / IT / 000400 NEW LIFE). The original laying of the Reconstituted Soils dates back to 2015, which made it possible to analyze these Tecnosuoli in an already mature state. From the analyzes it emerges that the reconstituted soils used are classifiable as soils with high fertility and that for some parameters the canonical classifications are restrictive and the classical schemes difficult to adopt. The survey also shows a strong contribution of the characteristic matrices of Reconstituted Soils towards the metabolism and fitness of the microflora present. The set of these first observations suggests interesting future developments regarding the characterization of Tecnosuoli, the matrices that compose them and the methods of treatment, as well as confirming the chemical and biological effectiveness of the reconstitution process adopted in the case study, also and especially several years after the implementation of the Reconstituted Soils.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Biological Fertility: a comparison between agronomic soil and reconstituted soil
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationAtti Soil Conservation and environmental protection
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2021
EventSoil Conservation an environmental protection - Imola (BO)
Duration: 6 Sep 20218 Sep 2021


ConferenceSoil Conservation an environmental protection
CityImola (BO)


  • suoli ricostituiti


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