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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2017, Volume : 5, Issue : 4
First page : (577) Last page : (581)
Article doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.2786

Prospects of Agro-Industrial Waste for Sustainable Soil Productivity-A Review

Fozia Shafiq Wani*, Andleeb Mushtaq Khan and Juvaria Jeelani
Division of Soil Science, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir, Shalimar- 190025 (J&K), India
*Corresponding Author E-mail: foziawani88@gmail.com
Received: 1.04.2017  |  Revised: 10.04.2017   |  Accepted: 11.04.2017  


Agro-industrial wastes are generated during the industrial processing of agricultural or animal products. Products such as bran, straw of wheat, straw of rice, hull of soy, corn, rice, sugar cane molasses, beet molasses, bagasse of sugarcane, cassava flour and its wastewater are representative candidates of agro-industrial waste8 (Thavasi et al., 2014). These wastes are generated   in large amounts throughout the year, and are the most abundant renewable resources on earth. Agro-industrial waste hold good nutrient value and can be used as an ammendent in soil.They significantly improve crop yield and soil fertility. Reduce the global dependence on fertilizers, fossil fuels etc. Due to the large availability and composition rich in compounds that could be used in other processes, there is a great interest on the reuse of these wastes, both from economic and environmental viewpoints. The economical aspect is based on the fact that such wastes may be used as low-cost raw materials for the production of other value-added compounds, with the expectancy of reducing the production costs. The environmental concern is because most of the agro-industrial wastes contain phenolic compounds and/or other compounds of toxic potential; which may cause deterioration of the environment when the waste is discharged to the nature.

Key words: Agro-industrial wastes, Bagasse, Husk, Pressmud, Spent wash.

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Cite this article: Wani, F.S., Khan, A.M. and Jeelani, J., Prospects of Agro-Industrial Waste for Sustainable Soil Productivity-A Review, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.5(4): 577-581 (2017). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.2786