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PRELIMINARY STUDY REGARDING THE USE OF FOLIAR BIOMASS AS FERTILIZER
Abstract:
Biomass as chemical solar energy accumulated in the form of vegetable or animal matter is one of the most precious and diverse resource of the earth.A resource that is still unexploited is the leaf litter known to be a natural fertilizer after decomposition. Throughout the degradation and leaching of leaf litter, “new born” substances are continuously generated and may aggregate to form humic substances. These findings suggest that leaf litter degradation extracts may be an important environmental factor influencing community structure within ecosystems. In this research we tried to decompose leaf litter with chemical reagents in order to obtain a liquid fertilizer as well as trying to use foliar biomass in combination with soil. When trying to decompose foliar biomass with chemical reagents, the development of the studied plants (petunia -Petunia hybrida, cress -Lepidiumsativum) was inhibited. This process occurred in case of using agar gel and in case of the cultivated plants in potsas well. The direct use of foliar biomass in combination with soil, after being preceded by an inhibitory process in the development of the plant, seems to have the role of a fertilizer.

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