International Journal of Chemical Studies
Vol. 5, Issue 2 (2017)
Use of pressmud compost for improving crop productivity and soil health
Author(s): Sunil Kumar, RS Meena, Dinesh Jinger, Hanuman Singh Jatav and Tejram Banjara
Abstract: In India huge accumulation of sugarcane byproducts with a lot of this material not being utilized in a productive manner, while, these byproducts had the great potential when mixed into agricultural soils as organic fertilizer with many of benefits that can improve soil health, and sustainable agronomic productivity. Pressmud is a by-product of sugar industry and for every 100 tons of sugarcane crushed about 3 tons of pressmud cake is left behind as by-product. when this byproduct composted, it converted into a very nutritive organic manure, because of composting is a most promising technology of waste disposal, enabling recycling and solid treatment of waste organic matter and by this process organic solid waste can be biodegraded and make suitable by composting and the final compost products could be used in agricultural field as the fertilizing agent which is rich in micro and macro nutrients with organic carbon or soil conditioner along with it increases the microbial population, prepare beneficial microbial communities, improve microbiological standard and substance which can be manage, stored, convert and generate various important enzymes; and thus applied to the field without adversely affecting the transformation of organics and reduce odorous gas to release in to environment so it is eco-friendly. It is also used to protect the plants from various soil borne diseases andto maintain soil fertility and enhance sustainable crop production in the degraded lands due to continuous and excessive use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides.
Pages: 384-389 | 649 Views 24 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Sunil Kumar, RS Meena, Dinesh Jinger, Hanuman Singh Jatav, Tejram Banjara. Use of pressmud compost for improving crop productivity and soil health. Int J Chem Stud 2017;5(2):384-389.