KINIGI-MUSANZE: FAMERS ARE EAGER TO MAKE CROP RESIDUES COMPOSTING WITH THE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROVIDED BY HoReCo AGRONOMISTS.
Crop residues are the parts of plants left in the field after the crops have been harvested and threshed. Crop residues are not a waste but rather tremendous natural resources.
HoReCo agronomists located in musanze said that the residues of Irish potatoes have greatest potential to be used as organic fertilizer. However, they need composting before being used as manure.
Composting is a natural process of involving controlled decomposition of organic materials such as crop residues, animal wastes, food garbage, and some municipal wastes with the help of microorganisms. When the process is complete, the organic matter can be used as natural fertilizer. This organic fertilizer boosts the biological, physical, and chemical properties of the soil.
The crop residues are the non-economic plant parts that are left in the field after harvest.