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Author: Sunita Gaind

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City: Delhi | State: Delhi

About Me: interested in latest happenings in the field of agriculture and biotechnology

Articles by Sunita Gaind:
  • Immature Compost: It's Impact on Plant and Soil Health ( 1753 reads)   

    Though, compost is most indispensable input in ensuring good soil structure, plant production, healthy root development and soil biological activities and nutrient retention but using immature compost can cause more damage than good to plants. When added to soil, immature compost can temporarily reduce plant available nitrogen, and add weed seeds, pests and diseases causing pathogens. - Category: Agriculture
  • Value Added Benefits of Bio-Char in Agriculture ( 1511 reads)   

    Bio-char makes the biomass a sustainable and value-added product for urban and rural agriculture while managing waste disposal effectively. Though, an expensive approach for small scale growers, its soil and environment benefits is well appreciated in poor and contaminated soils. - Category: Agriculture
  • Biochar: It's Impact on Soil Health ( 1651 reads)   

    Production of biochar from pyrolysis of agricultural residues and its application to soil has been proposed as one of the effective management measure to soil fertility. However, certain uncertainties associated with biochar application need extensive research. - Category: Agriculture
  • Biochar - An Alternate Use of Agricultural Waste ( 1720 reads)   

    Converting agriculture waste into biochar is a meaningful low cost technology for waste management. This technology has promising potential for development of sustainable agriculture system and global climate change mitigation. - Category: Agriculture
  • Biological Alternatives for Sustainable Agriculture ( 2017 reads)   

    The use of efficient microorganisms as alternate to chemical fertilizer opens up a new horizon for better crop productivity besides sustaining the soil health. However, the performance of inoculated microorganism largely depends on the physico-chemical environment of soil where the inoculated strain has to establish itself. - Category: Agriculture
  • Technologies For Production of Microbial Inoculants ( 3634 reads)   

    Microbial inoculants are gaining popularity because of their multifunctional benefits to plants in sustainable agriculture. The living organisms (nitrogen fixers or phosphate solubilizers, or biocontrol agents) present in bio-fertilizers affect the plant growth and development directly or indirectly either by facilitating the nutrient uptake or by inducing increase in root surface or reducing the harmful effect of pathogens - Category: Agriculture
  • Animal Manure Recycling Technology For P Enriched Compost ( 2486 reads)   

    The bioconversion of P and N rich animal residue to a stable product such as compost by blending it with high C: N plant residue offers an attractive technology for recycling and conservation of nutrients. It also represents an alternative means of waste management that can result in P enriched manure. - Category: Agriculture
  • Accelerators For Composting ( 2919 reads)   

    Composting is a cost effective and environment friendly way of waste recycling. Though, an old technology, but hastening the process of composting, improving nutrition and quality status of compost are some of the novel aspects of present day composting - Category: Agriculture
  • Composted Animal Manure as Source of Crop Nutrients ( 1985 reads)   

    Animal manure is an organic by-product of livestock industry containing many valuable macro (N, P, K) and micro nutrients (boron, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, molybdenum, sulfur, zinc). Their direct application to soil can result in oversupply of nutrients that can damage the soil fertility. - Category: Agriculture
  • Fungi For Improving the Nutritional Value of Rice Straw ( 3037 reads)   

    Application of lignin degrading enzymes originating from ligno-cellulolytic fungi is a promising biological treatment for improving the nutritive value of straw by selective delignification, but direct inoculation of fungi is much easier and more economical practice to convert straw into good quality manure - Category: Agriculture
  • Compost Input: A Technology For Soil Restoration ( 3146 reads)   

    Soil restoration refers to the process of repairing and returning the degraded soil to a level similar to pre degraded level of capability for supporting plant growth and maintaining environment quality - Category: Agriculture
  • Fungi in Composting of Lignocellulosic Biomass ( 4016 reads)   

    Composting is the controlled decomposition and subsequent stabilization of mixed organic substrates under aerobic conditions that allow the development of thermophillic temperature as a result of biologically developed heat. - Category: Agriculture
  • Biocontrol Potential of Compost ( 3282 reads)   

    Biocontrol refers to the disease reduction or decrease in inoculum potential of a pathogen brought about directly or indirectly by other biological agencies. It is an alternative to chemical pesticides and forms an important part of sustainable agriculture - Category: Agriculture
  • EM Technology For Rapid Composting ( 5405 reads)   

    EM stands for effective microorganisms and the technology implies the use of liquid culture of beneficial microorganisms produced through natural fermentation and not chemically synthesized or genetically engineered. It is an eco-friendly and safe technology that offers solution to the problems which may otherwise be experienced while handling the organic wastes. - Category: Agriculture
  • SSF Technology For Solid Waste Management ( 3365 reads)   

    Solid state fermentation popularly referred as SSF is a process of growing microbes on moistened solid substrate, in which enough moisture is present to maintain microbial growth and metabolism, but there is no free moving water - Category: Applications
  • Compost Tea: An Organic Additive For Plant Health ( 4166 reads)   

    Compost tea is a liquid compost prepared by brewing the 'compost extract' (made by suspending stable and mature compost in water) with some microbial nutrient source such as sugars, proteins, oat meal, soybean meal, and/or humic acids at a constant temperature - Category: Agriculture
  • Functional Foods ( 3275 reads)   

    Functional foods may be whole, fortified, enriched, or enhanced foods. They are defined as any food or food ingredients that may provide a health benefit beyond the traditional nutrients present in it. Traditional nutrients refer to vitamins and minerals. Functional foods don't differ from conventional food, in appearance and are consumed as part of usual diet - Category: Agriculture
  • Compost for Bioremediation of Contaminants ( 5144 reads)   

    Compost bioremediation technology offers an option to destroy contaminants using biological activity. It has an edge over the conventional technology that involves either chemical decomposition or high temperature incineration of chemical pollutants - Category: Applications
  • Archaea: Microorganisms With Multiple Potential ( 8808 reads)   

    Archaea are a group of single-celled microorganisms that have no cell nucleus or any other membrane-bound organelles within their cells. Formerly, thought to be bacteria until DNA analysis, later categorized in Archaea domain. Their most positive characteristic lies in their existence under some extreme conditions of hot, acidic or alkaline environment - Category: Applications
  • Microbial Inoculants: an Approach to Sustainable Agriculture ( 8485 reads)   

    Microbial inoculants are the formulations of beneficial living microorganisms that when added to soil, directly or indirectly, improve the nutrient availability to the host plant and promote plant growth. - Category: Agriculture
  • Biofilms: Their Role in Agriculture ( 7566 reads)   

    Biofilms are nature's gift to man kind that can be exploited for their diverse application in the area of food, agriculture, medical, biotechnology and environmental settings. - Category: Agriculture
  • Bioaugmentation Technology For Cereal Waste Management ( 4669 reads)   

    Bioaugmentation, a remediation technology, refers to the use of specific microorganisms that possess the trait to accelerate the processing of biodegradable wastes that other wise take a much longer time to decompose. These microorganisms convert waste in to more useful non polluting product in a shorter time. - Category: Applications

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