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Low-cost compost production technology, beneficial uses of compost and its product fulvic acid

There are growing global concerns regarding the excessive use of chemical fertilizers, atmospheric pollution, soil health, and biodiversity, resulting in an increased interest in organic recycling practices. The transformation of on-farm green waste (planting materials/organic waste) through microbial decomposition into a farm resource is called composting and the final product is “compost”. To meet growing global population, there is a dire need to increase agricultural production The use of compost (organic matter) in agriculture fields offers many benefits such as enhanced soil fertility and subsequent increased agricultural productivity (Leifeld et al., 2001), improved soil biodiversity and reduced ecological risks by reducing landfill sites, NH4 volatilization and NO3 leaching to ground water. Not only the composts, but their components like humic acid and fulvic acid can have important bearing on improving plant growth at different developmental stages including seed germination and seedling vigor.

Authors: 
Gill, S., Al-Shankiti, A
Year: 
2014
Publication type: 
Scientific Paper
Publication Source: 
Biosalinity News
Volume/Chapter/Issue: 
15
Page Number: 
pp. 10-11

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