Development of Compost using EM Technology for Organic Farming from cotton dust waste

International Journal of Agriculture & Environmental Science
© 2017 by SSRG - IJAES Journal
Volume 4 Issue 1
Year of Publication : 2017
Authors : E. Preetha, Dr. P. Saravanakumari
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E. Preetha, Dr. P. Saravanakumari, "Development of Compost using EM Technology for Organic Farming from cotton dust waste," SSRG International Journal of Agriculture & Environmental Science, vol. 4,  no. 1, pp. 24-28, 2017. Crossref,


Increase in awareness on hazardous of soil pollution, nowadays organic farming has become popular to maintain the soil health. Using compost as manure helps in improving the waterholding capacity of soil, nutrient build-up and avoid soil erosion. This paper mainly focuses on composting of cotton microdust waste which is considered as a solid waste of textile industry, to high-value compost using a consortium of effective microorganism. This compost is rich in minerals and nitrate nitrogen content which is an absolute form of nitrogen for plants to uptake for their metabolic activity. The result of seed germination study denotes that length of roots directly indicates porosity of the compost is good. Thus this property helps in growth and yield and not only leads a way for organic farming but also a remedy for solid waste management of textile industry.


Pollution, Soil health, Nutrient, Erosion, Cotton microdust, seed germination, waste management.


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