Chapter 6. Bioslurry as a Potential Fertilizer in Sustainable Organic Farming


Shilpa Ahmed¹, Balaram Sarkar², Barsha Sarkar² and Jatindra N. Bhakta²
¹Department of Environmental Science, Berhampore Girls College, University of Kalyani, Berhampore, Murshidabad, WB, India
²Laboratory of Environmental & Bioresource Technology, Department of Ecological Studies & International Centre for Ecological Engineering, University of Kalyani, Kalyani, WB, India

Part of the book: Research Advancements in Organic Farming

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Chemically synthesized fertilizer, which is not ecologically sustainable, is annoying to farming systems, required huge amount and highly costly materials with other correlated accessories and posesing severely detrimental threats to the environment. The invention of microbes based biofertilizers has opened a new horizon in recent years in this regard. Biogas slurry is characterized by biologically and ecologically active liquid compound and nutraceutical food having a key factor in establishing a diversified microbial group, accelerating nutritive capability and beneficial soil and phyto health maintenance ability. Biobased slurry has already been developed through various techniques as reported by various researchers. However, at a glance research information concerning bioslurry processing by using locally available low-cost natural resources and its application in different organic farming practices is not available to us. Considering this fact, the present chapter attempted to draw an up-to-date picture of the advancement of bioslurry as a potential organic fertilizer in sustainable organic farming considering its brief conceptual overview, safety standard and its application in different farming practices as eco-technology.

 Keywords: bioslurry, microbial biofertilizer, organic farming, feedstocks, circularity


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