Performance of Cardoon Oilseed Cake in Soil Substrates

M.D. Curt, M. Sanz, P.L. Aguado, G. Sánchez & J. Fernández
Cynara cardunculus L. is an energy crop that yields two products of different nature, namely lignocellulosic biomass and oilseeds. Extraction of oil from cynara oilseeds yields a by­product, the presscake. In this work, the potential of cynara oilseed cake for soil substrates was studied in a design with two ratios of presscake to soil and two moisture contents. The evolution of chemical parameters was followed up during 20 months by means of periodical samplings. Substrate...