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How Birds Help the Agriculture Ecosystem

Across the globe, birds are one of the few largest groups of species of which almost every habitat comprises of.  Irrespective of the region, the presence of birds can always be felt wherever you go even if you don’t see the animals themselves. Their activities have innumerable effects on the environment they inhabit, the consequences of which establish the birds as beneficial animals for the general functioning of a variety of ecosystems. The agricultural ecology is no different.

Birds provide the biggest assistance to any biological community which engages in agriculture – they are no new to serving as an aid to organic or alternative farming across the globe and the following pointers will highlight the role which these animals play. Click More..


Usefulness of Bees in Agriculture

Think of a day without any healthy food or your favorite vegetables in dishes. It is quite impossible to live without agricultural crops. Thus, it is impossible to avoid the importance of bees in agriculture. Honeybees and crops coexist together and are dependent on each other.

Let’s about read some usefulness honey bees in agricultures. Click More..

Bioslurry: A unique organic fertilizer for crop production

Biofertilizers has potential of replacing inorganic chemical fertilzers to help our soil regain its natural fertility. Some biproducts of organic manufacturing plants are sources that can be usesd as additional substitutes. These biproducts also contain nutrition that actualy amend the soil and allow the plants to absorb the essential nutrients from the soil. Bioslurry is one such bioproduct coming from biogas plant.


Bioslurry is a by-product of biogas plant. When organic substances (cowdung, poultry litter, kitchen waste etc) decompose in an airtight digester (biogas plant), biogas is generated from the biogas plant. The remaining part of organic substances that comes through the outlet of biogas plant in a semi-liquid form is called bioslurry (Fig. 1). Mainly cowdung and poultry manure are used as raw material for biogas production. Hence bioslurry is of two types: cowdung based bioslurry and poultry litter based bioslurry. Let us now see how bioslurry, a byproduct of biogas produced from cowdung and biowastes renews our soil to organic rich state. Click More..

Organic Farming or a Move Away From Artificial Farming

How often have we thought about what we eat or where it came from or how it was cultivated despite the controversy raging over the media? First, it was the use of genetically modified seeds, hybrid seeds, and then increased use of chemical fertilizers and pesticide to curb food shortage and increase the food production.  Food security: isn’t it that but little thought was given to the fallout from that process. Click More..

Potential of vermicompost as a source of fertilizer

Better soil health and sustainable fertility management for stabilization of crop productivity depend on the addition of maximum organic matter and minimum chemical fertilizers into the soil. The gradual degradation of soil fertility status of the country is now becoming a critical issue. The physical, chemical and biological properties of a soil are gradually damaged by the continuous or long-term use of chemical fertilizer without organic supplements. More than 60% of our cultivated soil contains organic matter at a low level (<1.7%). So the maintenance of organic matter is a burning issue both for the farmers and agricultural scientists. Increasing consumer concern in recent years, about issues such as food quality, environmental safety, and soil conservation has led to a substantial increase in the use of sustainable agricultural practices. Sustainable agriculture can be defined as a set of practices that conserve resources and the environment without compromising human needs, and the use of organic fertilizers has been indicated as one of its main pillars. Click More..

Tricho-compost and Tricho-leachate: bio-products for management of diseases and enrichment of soil health in vegetable crops

Our environment consists of both micro and macro organisms. The micro environment is also rich in many beneficial organisms. One major group of organisms is the lower class called fungi.  To biologists the benefits of fungi are enormous. Off course, scientists have found useful fungi for medical science, for health and also for our soil health. The benefits can be cherished only we can optimize their production and apply for soil fertility and ultimate crop production. One such beneficial friend of the fungi family is Trichoderma species. It is good to know that these classes of organisms are now cultured and available for organic farmers and gardeners.  Let’s see the benefits of Trichoderma and Trichoderma based products in increasing the fertility and impact of the production of crops. Click More..