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Revolutionising agriculture – bio-fertilisers from palm oil empty fruit bunches

THERE’S increasing public exposure these days on the potential use of bio-fertilisers, ie, the use of natural, organic matter.

Bio-fertilisers are “natural fertilisers that contains living microorganisms (live biomass or dormant cells of effective microbial strains) which, when applied to seed, plant surfaces, or soil, colonises the rhizosphere (ie, plant-root interface) and promotes growth by increasing the supply or availability of primary nutrients to the host plant” (Chapter 11: “Biofertilizers as substitute to commercial agrochemicals” in Agrochemicals Detection, Treatment and Remediation: Pesticides and Chemical Fertilizers).

The term, “rhizosphere” refers to “the soil zone surrounding the plant roots where the biological and chemical features of the soil are influenced by the roots” (ScienceDirect).


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