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Rice Straw Composting

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This video presents  a method of composting rice straw in 45 days at ICRISAT campus. The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) is a non-profit, non-political organization that conducts agricultural research for development in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa with a wide array of partners throughout the world. It also shares ideas on improving presentation, if the product has to be sold. 
The method is mainly  targeted to farmers who wish to prepare compost for their own use or as a business enterprise. When it was demonstrated to farmers in Haryana and Punjab they realice that it is a laborious work, but around 4 % improved yield in a year. The value of the compost was tested at PAU campus in field experiments.  It is important to note that good effect of any compost can last for at least 2-years.



More info: ICRISAT
Produced by: ICRISAT
Year: 2013
Language: English 

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