What is Phalada 108 BC?
Phalada 108 BC is an aid for accelerated composting
This is a formulation of several alginolytic and cellulolytic bacteria and fungi in sterile, nutrient rich medium, it is a mixture of:
These live aerobic microorganisms have been specially developed for quick decomposition or digestion organic matter
Advantages of Phalada 108 BC
Method 1: Hot composting method using Phalada 108 BC
1. Collect all Protein rich materials such as green leaves (non flowered green weeds, grass, gliricidia leaves and other plant leaves), cow dung or any animal dung, fruit waste and kitchen waste etc,.
2. Collect all carbon rich materials such as coir dust, dried leaf litters, young dried stems, saw dust, areca husk etc.,
3. Best these materials are left in the open rain to soak up enough moistures.
4. Select a shaded place. make a small trench of five feet width x 6 inches depth x 5 feet length.
5. Sprinkle 25 kgs of Phalada Gomini Plus or any good humus materials over the trench floor.
6. Add 1 ltr of Phalada 108 BC into 200 ltr of water and stir it for 30 minutes in clockwise direction followed by 30 minutes in anticlockwise direction.
7. Sprinkle 500ml of this liquid on the floor of the trench.
8. Start filling the heap with 6 ‘’ layer of dry carbon rich material.
9. Put 6’’ layer of protein rich green materials above the carbon rich material.
10. Sprinkle 2 ltr of Phalada 108BC preparation.
11. Repeat steps 8, 9 and 10 until a height of 3 ft or approximately 2 tons of materials is attained.
12. Sprinkle remaining Phalada 108BC over the heap.
13. Cover with good humus soil or brown materials to prevent excessive moisture loss.
14. Moist the compost bed whenever required.
15. Turn over the heap whenever the temperature drops after reaching a peak.
16. Add water during turning when necessary.
Managing a Compost System
- Mixing and Turning
- Screening if required
Method 2: Direct soil application
1. Direct application is by drenching the mixture of 108BC and NPK Consortia directly on to organic matter that has been placed on the plant root zone/drip line areas.
2. This method is fast and easy for farmers to carry out, there is no need to turn the pile and no hot composting required.
3. The amount of organic matter per acre varies between material used. Cow dung would be 30 tons per acre whereas the mixture of one-part green and three parts brown materials are around 10 tons per acre.
4. Materials will decompose but not as fast as hot composting, there will slowly break down by de-composting microbes over a period of few months.
5. No heat will be generated which pathogenic will not likely die. As such the introduction of antagonistic microbes like Trichoderma must be introduced into the soil to fight the pathogenic microbes.
6. We recommend the application of fresh organic matter and mixture of 108 BC and NPK consortia to be repeated quarterly to replenish the soil organic matter, nutrients and beneficial microbes.
7. Nutrients are released to the soil fast lower than finished compost and the population of beneficial microbes at the beginning of direct application is not as much as applying finished compost using hot composting method.
8. The direct application will see the lesser performance of our beneficial microbes as they need time to build their population, even worse if strong strain of pathogenic microbes is already dominant in the soil. While the population in finished hot compost has already attended preferable population size.
9. Because of the above factors, the usage of NPK consortia will be 3 times more than the amount used in hot composting.
10. Nevertheless, direct application method will save farmers’ work load compares to preparing hot compost.
11. Point to ponder
Because of our products ability to effectively and efficiently utilize nutrients in the soil, farmers can reduce their chemical fertilizer input by 70% - 75% in conjunction with our product
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