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Life Sciences - Ecology | Composting for Sustainable Agriculture

Composting for Sustainable Agriculture

Maheshwari, Dinesh K. (Ed.)

2014, X, 290 p. 43 illus., 16 illus. in color.

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  • Is unique to combine microbiology, biotechnology, microbial ecology, soil science and waste management
  • Contents in the present book will comprise various chapters on the role of beneficial bacteria in the composting process

Excessive use of agrochemicals such as fertilizers and pesticides have some substantial benefits in enhancing crop productivity but may lead to environmental and ecological damages.
Compost, the organic by-products of farming and allied industries which derive from animals and other sources is considered as the source of immense practical value for raising crops. It aids agricultural sustainability by means of various processes such as green manuring, mulching etc.
Significance of compost for sustainable agriculture and the role of beneficial micro-organisms in composting processes is depicted in this volume entitled “Composting for Sustainable Agriculture”.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Bioconversion - Biofertilizers - Composting - Organic manure - Soil ecology

Related subjects » Agriculture - Ecology - Environmental Management

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