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Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences Vol. 8 (9), pp. 209-216, 2018.

ISSN: 2276-7770  

Review Article

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Number: 090618129

 

(DOI: http://doi.org/10.15580/GJAS.2018.9.090618129)

 

Residual effect of Organic Waste Amendment
on Soil Productivity and Crop Yield — A Review

  

 

NWEKE I. A.

 

 Department
of Soil Science Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Anambra State.


Abstract

 

Fallowing has been an
efficient balance and sustainable crop production system for soil productivity
especially for tropical soils. The sustainability of this soil management
option in south east Nigeria has drastically reduced to almost zero, hence the
use of external inputs in the form of organic waste has become imperative.
Organic waste has been used as soil conditioner since ancient times and its
benefits are yet to be fully realised in crop production activities. Organic
wastes release nutrients slowly and steadily, improve soil nutrient status and recycling,
activate soil microbes, soil physical attributes, crop yield and good fruits
often reflected by consumers, public health and environmental harmony. This
paper reviews various contributions of organic waste to soil productivity and
crop yield and its possibility in sustaining crop production activities in
tropical soil
.

 

Keywords: Crop
yield, organic waste, nutrient recycling.

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