Organic Fertilizers: Types, Production and Environmental Impact


Rajeev Pratap Singh (Editor)
Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development, Banaras Hindu University Varanasi, India

Series: Agriculture Issues and Policies
BISAC: TEC003060

Organic fertilizer refers to materials used as fertilizer that occur regularly in nature, usually as a by product or end product of a naturally occurring process. Organic fertilizers such as manure have been used in agriculture for thousands of years; ancient farmers did not understand the chemistry involved, but they did recognize the benefit of providing their crops with organic material. Interest in organic farming is growing worldwide as sustainable agricultural practice nowadays. Organic fertilizers are sustained sources of nutrients due to slow release during decomposition. By increasing soil organic matter, organic farming can reinstate the natural fertility of the damaged soil, which will improve the crop productivity to feed the growing population. Organic fertilizers enhance the natural soil processes, which have long-term effects on soil fertility. The book is a very valuable compilation in this direction. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


1. Effects of organic inputs in urban agriculture and their optimization for poverty alleviation in Senegal, West-Africa (Saliou Niassy and Karamoko Diarra)

2. Effect of organic fertilizers on biological parameters influencing soil quality and productivity
(R. Dinesh, V. Srinivasan, A.N. Ganeshamuthry, S. Hamza, V. A. Parthasarathy)

3. Replenishing Soil Organic Matter with Organic Fertilisers
(György Füleky and Szilveszter Benedek)

4. Environmental Impacts of Organic Fertilizers usage in Agriculture
(P. S. Chauhan, A. Singh, R. P. Singh, M. H. Ibrahim)

5. Role of various vermicomposting parameters in green sustainable approach
(Richa Kothari, Sarita Verma and V. V. Tyagi)

6. Valorization of Organic Wastes as Fertilizer. Environmental Concerns of Composting and Anaerobic Digestion Technologies
(Carla Lopes, Marta Herva, Carlos García-Diéguez, Enrique Roca)

7. Using organic fertilizers to grow Asparagus and Half high blueberries
(P. R. Warman and S.X. Margarit)

8. A prospectus for bio-organic fertilizer based on microorganisms: recent and future research in agricultural ecosystem
(Yonghong Wu, Linzhang Yang)
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9. Earthworms Vermicompost: A Nutritive Biofertilizer And Powerful Biopesticide For Promoting Organic Farming While Protecting Farm Soils & Mitigating Global Warming
(Rajiv K. Sinha, Dalsukh Valani, Krunal Chauhan, Brijal K. Soni, Sunita Agarwal)

10. The status of organic fertilizer in Malaysia: For earth’s sake.
(Hasnah Md. Jais)

11. Organic fertilizers and their impact on agricultural production system
(Jay Prakash Verma and Rajhans Verma)

12. Wheat production under chemical and organic amendment system
(Surendra Suthar, Mohd Kadir)

13. Organic fertilizers in forestry: A green technology for restoration of mine spoils
(Anuj Kumar Singh and Jammaluddin)


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