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NCOF waste decomposer

National Centre of Organic Farming (NCOF) has developed a waste decomposer culture which is used for quick composting from organic waste, soil health improvement and as plant protection agent. It is a consortium of micro organism extracted from desi cow dung.

The waste decomposer is sold in a bottle of 30 gms costing Rs. 20/- per bottle directly through NCOF and Regional Organic Farming Centres (RCOF) to farmers. The waste decomposer is also validated by ICAR. A single bottle decomposes bio-waste of more than 10000 metric tons just in 30 days.

How to prepare waste decomposer solution from the started culture?

  1. Take 2 kg jaggery and mixed it in a plastic drum containing 200 liters water.
  2. Now take 1 bottle of waste decomposer and pour all its contents in a plastic drum containing jaggery solution. Avoid direct contact of contents with hands.
  3. Mix it properly with a wooden stick for uniform distribution of waste decomposer in a drum.
  4. Cover the drum with a paper or cardboard and stir it every day once or twice.
  5. After 5 days the solution of drum turns creamy.

Farmers could prepare the waste decomposer solution again and again from the above formed solution. For this, 20 liter of waste decomposer solution is added to a drum with 2 kg of jaggery and 20 liter water is added. Farmers can prepare continuously this solution from this waste decomposer for lifetime.

How to use?

Composting

  1. Spread 1 ton of compost as layer on a plastic sheet placed under shade
  2. Sprinkle 20 liter of the above prepared solution over the compost layer
  3. Spread one more layer of compost above the existing layer
  4. Sprinkle 20 liter of the solution over the compost layer
  5. Use the solution for 10 compost layers
  6. Maintain 60% moisture during entire period of composting
  7. Turn over the compost at 7 day interval The compost is ready to use after 30 days

Foliar Spray

Spray the preparation on the standing crop for 4 times at 10 days interval

Drip irrigation

Mix the preparation in water required for 1 acre and use it for drip irrigation.

In-Situ Composting of Crop Residue

Spray the preparation on the post-harvest stalks of crop plants of 1 acre land and leave it for decomposition.

Seed Treatment

  1. Wear gloves
  2. Content of 1 bottle is thoroughly mixed with 30g jaggery and used to treat 20 kg seeds
  3. Leave the treated seeds under shade for 30 minutes
  4. After 30 min. the seeds are ready for sowing.

For regular disease control, spray the preparation on standing crop once in a month.

To access the training manual on NCOF waste decomposer, click here.

Uses

Waste decomposer application 1000 liter per acre changes biological and physical properties of all type of soil (acidic, and alkaline) within 21 days of application and it helps to generate earthworm population in the soil upto 4 lakh in 1 acre land in just six months.

To view the videos on farmer experiences, click here.

For more information, contact
National Centre of Organic Farming, (Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Government of India)
Hapur Road, Kamla Nehru Nagar, Ghaziabad - 201002
Phone : 0120 - 2764906, 2764212: Fax 0120- 2764901
Email : nbdc@nic.in; Website : http://ncof.dacnet.nic.in

Source : NCOF



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