Idea Phase (15 January-3 April 2018)

Solid and liquid biofertilizer from cattle excreta.

Biofertilizers are products based on beneficial microorganisms (bacteria and fungi), which live in symbiosis with plants and help their nutrition process, in addition to being soil regenerators. These microorganisms are found naturally in soils that have not been affected by the excessive use of chemical fertilizers or other agrochemicals, which diminish or eliminate this population.

 

A biofertilizer made from organic waste (cattle manure) will serve for use in agricultural land as well as in gardening; to reduce the high impact of soil erosion, at a low cost.

 

The main functions of a biofertilizer are:

• Fixating environmental nitrogen to feed plants.

• Increasing the solubilization and absorption of nutrients, such as phosphorus, potassium and zinc.

• Protecting the plant against pathogenic microorganisms present in the soil.

• Stimulating growth of the plant's root system.

• Soil improvers and regenerators.

 

Why use a biofertilizer?

 

Because microorganisms perform the same process, in the case of nitrogen, and/or by transporting P, K and Zn with mycorrhizal fungi. But in both cases, the energy used is derived from the plants' photosynthetic process.

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