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Applied and Environmental Soil Science
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 565139, 10 pages
Research Article

Nursery Growing Media: Agronomic and Environmental Quality Assessment of Sewage Sludge-Based Compost

1Department of Agro-Environmental and Territorial Sciences (DISAAT), University of Bari Aldo Moro, Via G. Amendola 165/A, 70125 Bari, Italy
2CRA, Agricultural Research Council, Research Centre for the Soil-Plant System, Via Della Navicella 2-4, 00184 Rome, Italy

Received 5 July 2013; Revised 26 August 2013; Accepted 13 September 2013

Academic Editor: Giancarlo Renella

Copyright © 2013 Barbara De Lucia et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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