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Vermi-compost to improve tomato production in Bangladesh

Hossain, Shaikh Tanveer; Uddin, M. Jashim and Sugimoto, Hideki (2012) Vermi-compost to improve tomato production in Bangladesh. In: Vermi-compost to improve tomato production in Bangladesh, pp. 262-263.

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Our objective was to test the effectiveness of vermin compost as a substitute for inorganic fertilisers for sustainable, large-scale tomato production. The Green Revolution in Bangladesh promoted the indiscriminate use of factory fertilisers and pesticides to obtain better crop yields. Owing to poor soil management, the organic matter (OM) content is decreasing in some situations. The use of organic fertilisers along with effective soil management can restore soil OM and sustain soil health.Vermi-compost (VC) - mainly the excreta of earthworms - is rich in humus and nutrients. It also contains a lot of microorganisms beneficial to plant growth. As a soil amendment, VC may provide a tool for soil OM management.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Subjects: Crop husbandry
Farming Systems > Farm nutrient management
Research affiliation:Bangladesh
Deposited By: Hossain, Dr Shaikh Tanveer
ID Code:29186
Deposited On:29 Jul 2015 12:16
Last Modified:29 Jul 2015 12:16
Document Language:English
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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