International Journal of Waste Resources

International Journal of Waste Resources
Open Access

ISSN: 2252-5211

+44 1477412632

Abstract

Recycling of Organic Wastes for Sustainable Soil Health and Crop Growth

Ranjit Chatterjee, Somashekar Gajjela and Ravi Kiran Thirumdasu

Enormous amount of organic wastes are generated from plant, animals and industrial activities in day to day life. A considerable part of which remains unutilized and are either burnt or dumped nearby sites that create pollution, harbours pathogen for diseases and causes severe problem of disposal. Instead of disposing, it can be used as source of organic wastes and effectively recycled for the production of compost to meet the nutritional requirement of crops. Considering growing deficiency of plant nutrients in crop field, higher cost of synthetic fertilizers and poor efficiency of chemical fertilizers, the organic wastes recycling for plant nutrient supply is becoming more essential for replenishment of plant nutrients, sustaining soil health, reducing the pollution problem and creating employment opportunities. The study was aimed to explore the possibility of bioconversion of different organic wastes to utilize the embedded nutrients for supplying enriched organic manure for better soil health and crop growth, which will not only improve the yield and quality of the produce but also conserve energy, minimize pollution, save foreign exchange and improve the fertilizer use efficiency subsequently that will helps to revitalize and restore the soil fertility and will revive the microbial activities for sustainable crop production.

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