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ESOF 2022

MISCOMAR Plus project was presented at EuroScience2022 Katowice Regional Site in the Science for Local government panel. Prof. Marta Pogrzeba from IETU in the presentation “Adaptation of cities to climate change and examples of good post-industrial land development” presented, among other things, how the Miscomar Plus project research contributes to the transformation of contaminated land and gives it new functions.

Visit of delegation from Kosowo

On July 13, 2022, the Miscomar plus project was presented during a study visit of a delegation from Kosovo within the Secretariat of the European Commission's "Initiative for Coal Regions in Transition in the Western Balkans and Ukraine".

During the meeting, Dr. Jacek Krzyżak from the Institute for Ecology of Industrial Areas presented the Miscomar plus project in the City Hall of Bytom. After that, the guests visited the project's experimental plantation on soil contaminated with heavy metals.

Field trial in Germany, testing the effects of mulchs

In late April and Early May 2022 two field trials were set up as part of the continuing Miscomar+ project. Building on knowledge acquired in 2021, these experiments are testing the effects of miscanthus mulch and plastic mulch on the establishment of miscanthus. Furthermore, the effect of fertilizer in combination with miscanthus mulch will be investigated to see if this increases establishment success.

An international scientific journal - Plants, has published an paper about the MISCOMAR project:

Field Evaluation of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungal Colonization in Miscanthus × giganteus and Seed-Based Miscanthus Hybrids Grown in Heavy-Metal-Polluted Areas

Szada-Borzyszkowska A.; Krzyżak J.; Rusinowski S.; Sitko K., Pogrzeba M.

Plants, Vol. 11, 1216, 2022

New field experiment – Bytom, Poland, part 2

It's September, the growing season is coming to an end and we are currently three months after the experiment establishment. . As a part of the experimental work, we did the assessment of the plantation establishment success – counting the number of survived plants, measure of plant height and the number of shoots.