Bioconversion of agrowaste is an environment friendly and safe method for the disposal and recycling of organic wastes. Composting process to produce quality compost within short duration may be valuable in recycling agrowaste in organic manure to improve soil fertility. Microbial consortium of efficient biodegrading strains consisting amylolytic (A-6) and proteolytic bacteria (P-3), cellulolytic actinomycetes (C-3) and pectinolytic fungus (PC-15) with and without mustard cake amendment was used for degradation of pigeon pea stover, chickpea stover, mustard stover, sugarcane trash and cotton stover. Microbial inoculation along with mustard cake amendment accelerated composting and increased total nitrogen per cent and humus content of the compost and also decreased the pH value and total organic carbon content in composted crop wastes in 60 days of decomposition.
Crop waste, Consortium, Compost, Bacteria, Fungi, Actinomycetes
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