Bio-compost / Bio-manure

Bajaj Bhu Mahashakti

Soil fertility is seriously impaired with the excessive use of chemical fertilizers. Research conducted to study the fall in grain production indicates that the soil is getting drained of organic carbon because of over use of fertilizers, thus effecting soil fertility.

The gainful use of bio-manure can help address this threat. 'Bajaj Bhu Mahashakti'  is a plentiful source of carbon for the soil besides being rich in NPK(Nitrogen-Phosphorus-Potassium). The use of Bhu Mahashakti balances the soil organic carbon in the soil and thereby preserves optimum productivity and soil fertility.

Bhu Mahashakti (Bio-compost)

'Bajaj Bhu Mahashakti' Bio-manure / Bio-compost is manufactured by composting press mud received from cane juice filtration and spent wash received from distilleries.

Composting Process

  • Composting is the biological decomposition of ligno-celluloid organic material into a simple compound, a humus-like end-product called “compost”. It is a rich source of organic manure.  It also helps significantly improve the quality of the soil.
  • The process is aerobic which uses various micro-organisms such as bacteria, actinomycetes and fungi to break down the higher organic compounds, like cellulose and lignin's, into simpler substances.
  • During composting, the micro-organisms consume oxygen while feeding on organic matter, and multiply. Active composting generates a considerable amount of heat. It also discharges large quantities of carbon dioxide and water vapor into the atmosphere.
  • The loss of carbon-dioxide and water vapor reduces the weight of the initial dry organic matter. Thus composting reduces both the volume and the mass of the organic matter.

Process of Bio manure Formation

  • Press mud is stored in triangular shaped rows known as windrows.
  • Spent wash is sprayed on each windrow at specific intervals.  The windrows are then turned.
  • This helps in homogenizing the entire mass, maintaining uniform temperature and moisture with effective aeration and oxygen supply.
  • During the composting process, the temperature goes up to 650-700 C
  • Due to the churning of the mixture of press mud and spent wash by aero tillers, oxygen is supplied to bacteria, thereby accelerating the composting process. It also dissipates the excess heat generated.
  • Bacteria separate carbon and other complex compounds from press mud and spent wash.
  • Enhancing the effectiveness of this process requires 50-60% moisture.

Composting Cycle

  • It takes typically 60 days to complete the composting cycle. During the first five days windrow dressing, moisture reduction and inoculation are completed. From the sixth to the 50th day, the temperature and moisture levels are maintained by spraying spent wash. From the 51st to the 60th day, moisture reduces curing and aging, and the stabilization process gets under way. This again reduces the moisture level.

Specifications of Bajaj Bhu Mahashakti

  • Moisture Content  :       30%-40%
  • Nitrogen                 :       1.8%-2.5%
  • Potassium             :       1.5%-2.0%
  • Phosphorus          :       2.0%-2.6%
  • Calcium                 :       3.0%-4.0%
  • Sulphur                  :       1.0%-1.5%
  • Magnesium           :       0.8%-1.5%
  • Iron                          :       0.04%-0.06%
  • Zinc                         :       0.025%-0.035%
  • Organic carbon     :       24%
  • Organic Matter       :       42%-50%
  • Others                     :        2.0%-2.5%(micro nutrients etc )
  • pH                            :       7.0-7.4
  • C: N Ratio              :       Less than 18

Unique benefits of Bajaj Bhu Mahashakti

  • Improves the physical, chemical and biological properties of the soil.
  • Improves the soil structure, air circulation and water retention capacity of the soil.
  • Retains nutrients and prevents them from leaching away the plant roots.
  • Contains both the micro-nutrients (calcium, sulphur, magnesium, iron, etc.) and macro-nutrients (nitrogen, phosphorus, and potash) essential for plant growth.
  • Microbes accelerate the breakdown of crop residues in the soil.  This improves the texture of the soil and also releases the locked-up elements.
  • Increase the yield and quality of field, vegetable, tree and fruit crops.
  • Can easily be applied as both base-dressing and top-dressing.
  • Improves alkaline and saline/sodic soil.
  • Helps the growth of the roots by improving the soil structure.
  • Ultimately, it betters the crop yield by improving soil fertility and soil structure.
  • Useful for all types of field crops, vegetable crops, orchards, kitchen gardens and flowers.

Contact Person:
Mr. Rajeev Tyagi,
Mob: +91-9984633205
Email ID: rajeevt@lpgcl.com

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