Soil-less mix for city users from KVK The Hindu BusinessLine dated 22nd August 2019

CMFRI, Library (2019) Soil-less mix for city users from KVK The Hindu BusinessLine dated 22nd August 2019. The Hindu Business Line.

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    Abstract

    Those facing scarcity of quality of soil for farming do not need to worry anymore. The soil-less mix, developed by the Ernakulam Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) of the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI), can be used as an alternative to soil in farming, and is now ready for sale. This mix is made of composted pressmud, a by-product from sugar mills along with coir-pith, powdered cow dung, neem cake and biocontrol agents. The soil-less mix will be a boon for backyard farming where availability of quality soil is scarce , like in cities, says Shinoj Subramannian, Head of the KVK. As plants can be directly planted to the 10 kg bag of the mix, no separate grow bags are required. A bag of 10 kg is priced at Rs 125.

    Item Type: Other
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Newspaper; News; CMFRI in Media
    Subjects: CMFRI News Clippings
    Divisions: Library & Documentation
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2019 05:01
    Last Modified: 29 Aug 2019 05:01
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/13832

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