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Bio-composting oil palm waste for improvement of soil fertility


Gandahi, Allah Wadhayo and Musa, Mohamed Hanafi (2014) Bio-composting oil palm waste for improvement of soil fertility. In: Composting for Sustainable Agriculture. Sustainable Development and Biodiversity, 3 . Springer International Publishing, Heidelberg, pp. 209-243. ISBN 9783319080031; EISBN: 9783319080048

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Sources of bio-compost as agro-industrial wastes includes wide range of oil palm wastes viz. waste, biomass, palm kernels, empty fruit bunch, mill effluent, trunk and frond compost. Various composting processes are summarized in brief with distinct reference of oil–palm composting covering aerated static pile, and co-composting with earthworms (vermicomposting). However, in-vessel composting and windrow composting has meritorious advantages in composting. This review article refers to various significant roles played by microorganisms associated. Noteworthy study of bio-compost applications and procedures are correspondingly glosses framework of ecological, economical and agro-ecosystemic benefits.

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Item Type: Book Section
Divisions: Faculty of Agriculture
Institute of Tropical Agriculture
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Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Keywords: Agro-industrial waste; Composting process; Co-composting; Inorganic fertilizer; Organic fertilizer
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2017 17:42
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2017 17:42
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