The selected pilot sites cover a vast variety of contaminants, namely heavy metals and metalloids and organic compounds. Moreover, the sites represent different types of soil.
The selected sites have low-to-medium levels of contamination so as:
- to increase the possibility of successful crop establishment and to ensure an adequate production without phytotoxicity effects
- to reduce the time needed for restoring the lands for agricultural uses and make the technology more attractive to farmers. It should be pointed out that the selected sites are unused and or abandoned arable lands suitable for mechanized agricultural crop production.