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Composted bagasse: an impact on agricultural crop production.

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posted on 2023-02-21, 10:01 authored by David Alabi, Roger Coopoosamy, Kuben Naidoo, Georgina

The huge accumulation of sugarcane by-products causes pollution and environmental degradation in the countries where they are grown. This sugarcane by-product is generally regarded as bagasse. It encompasses lignocellulose which is not exploited productively. Bagasse is potentially viable when varied into agrarian soils as natural nourishment. It can recuperate soil health and justifiable agricultural output by enhancing water absorbency, penetration, soil drainage, ventilation, and structure. Composted by-products are converted into nutritive organic manure and promising technology of waste disposal has been pre-treated and/or inoculated with cellulose-degrading organisms. It enables both local and industrial reconditioning and firm handling of unwanted carbon-based substances. Organic solid waste is suitable for composting because they are biodegradable. The final product of this composting is opulent in micro and macronutrients and contains plant carbon with an increased microbial population. Organic fertilizer is cheap and affordable. It reduces the cost of using inorganic fertilizer. 

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