Fermented compost versus traditional compost

An independent scientific study that compares traditional composting (oxidization) of manure with fermentation of manure using the bokashi method shows the latter has significant advantages. The carbon footprint is presented on page 17.

The results from the two methods are somewhat different. The study shows that composting of conventional manure releases significant amounts of energy in the form of greenhouse gases while fermentation conserves energy and nitrogen in the manure.

The following was observed in compost made using the fermentation method:

— The energy in manure is retained during fermentation and stimulates the probiotic soil microbes when applied to agricultural land. This makes the soil more fertile.

— Much of the nitrogen in the manure is conserved during fermentation, which significantly improves the NPK balance. (Nitrogen in the traditional compost is converted to gases such as nitrous oxide, a highly aggressive greenhouse gas.) 

– Greenhouse gases are are fixated and can be returned to farmland.

Read the report: Fermentation versus composting

 

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Flash flood and all the debris.

(ေအာက္မွာျမန္မာလိုပါေသးတယ္ေနာ္ )

We were caught in a flash flood one day and were surprised by all the palm leaves and other branches and leaves that suddenly filled the streets. The little orange waste container didn’t stand a chance!
Municipal workers were surprisingly quick on the scene and kept the traffic flowing.
But I’m assuming all that ”green waste” went to landfill not compost. Pity.
/Jenny

တရက္သား က်မတို႔အဖြဲ႔. မိုးရြာၿပီး လမ္းေတြ ႐ုတ္တရက္ ေရလွ်ံတာနဲ႔ ၾကံဳရတယ္။ ရန္ကုန္မွာေပါ့။ လမ္းမေပၚ ထန္းလက္ေျခာက္ေတြ၊ တျခားအကိုင္းအခပ္ အရြက္ေပါင္းစံုနဲ႔ ရႈပ္ပြသြားလို႔ အံ႔ဩမိရေသး။
လိေမၼာ္ေရာင္ အမိႈက္ပံုးေလးလဲ အခြင့္မသာလိုက္။ ျမဴနီစီပယ္ လုပ္သားေတြ အံ႔ဩစရာေကာင္းေလာက္ေအာင္ျမန္ျမတ္ေရာက္လာၿပီး လမ္း႐ွင္းေပးၾကတယ္။ ဒါေပမယ့္ အဲဒိ စိမ္းစိမ္းလန္းလန္းပစၥည္းေတြအကုန္ အမိႈက္ထဲပဲေရာက္ၾကမွာ။ ရြက္ေဆြးေျမဩဇာလုပ္ၾကမွာ မဟုတ္ေလာက္ဘူးလို႔ က်မေတာ့ထင္မိ။

#bokashimyanmar #landfill #yangon #compost

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Making soil count.

THIS is why it’s so important to get organic material back into the soil where it belongs.
And THIS is why we’re starting Bokashi Myanmar.
Because it’s one of the most important things we have to do at the moment, here on our home planet.
/Jenny

ဩဂဲနစ္ပစၥည္းေတြကို သူပိုင္ဆိုင္ရာအမိေျမႀကီးဆီ ျပန္ပို႔ဖို႔ ဘာေၾကာင့္အေရးပါတာလဲဆိုတဲ့အေျဖက…ဒါပါပဲ။
ျမန္မာျပည္မွာ ဘိုကာ႐ွီပေရာဂ်တ္စတင္ရျခင္းရဲ႕အေၾကာင္းရင္းကလည္း ဒါေၾကာင့္ပါပဲ။
က်ေနာ္တို႔ေနထိုင္ရာအိမ္သဖြယ္ျဖစ္တဲ့ ဒီကမၻာေျမႀကီးေပၚ အေကာင္အထည္ေဖာ္ဖို႔ လတ္တေလာအေရးႀကီးဆံုးေတြထဲကတစ္ခုလည္းျဖစ္ပါတယ္။

#bokashimyanmar #makesoil #compost #bokashi #foodwaste