Little information is available on production of vermicompost from crop residues
. Crop residues
are deprived in nitrogen; therefore, organic waste is added to provide nutrients for microorganisms (Elvira et al., 1996).
He posited that if farmers failed to produce yields because of draught, crop residues
in their field should be utilised to make fodder for livestock and other byproducts for sale to salvage something from the field, rather than just fold arms and accept a loss.
To solve the problem, Kireger said they encouraged adoption of a set of practices to build soil health including leaving either all or some crop residues
on the field, reducing tillage and adding legume crops that fix nitrogen.
In crop rotation systems with flooded rice, it is essential to consider the crop residues
decomposition in aerobic and anaerobic cycles.
are a prerequisite for the SOC pool, and returning more crop residues
to the soil coupled with minimum soil disturbance is closely linked with increases in SOC concentration (Dolan et al.
A comparison of total fire events from 2008-2018 shows that the number of fire events is significantly higher in the months of October and November which complements the fact that more crop residues
burning activities are carried out in these months to prepare land for next crop.
These practices are based on a simple concept: that crop yields can be maximized by recycling nutrients present in both animal manure and crop residues
. This reduces the need for chemical fertilizers that release large quantities of greenhouse gases and thereby contribute to climate change.
New Delhi [India], Feb 8 ( ANI ): India's biggest power producer NTPC on Thursday opened bids for procuring 1,000 metric tonnes per day of agro residue based fuel for its 2,650 MW Dadri power plant in the National Capital Region as part of initiatives to help clean air and provide farmers with an alternate to burning crop residues
, a major contributor to pollution.
The most commonly used measure of P in crop residues
is total P, followed by the distinction between inorganic P and organic P.
The rice-wheat system produces crop residues
of about 7- 10 t ha-1.
This reflects feed scarcity which worsens during dry season when the feed available in abundance is crop residues
, but farmers underutilise this feed resource because they face challenges in improving the nutritive value.
Tillage and crop residues
retention changes in PON were distinguishable only in the 0- to 5-cm soil layer; the differences were insignificant in the 5- to 15-cm soil layer (Table 4&5).