Biologically derived fertilizer: A multifaceted bio-tool in methane mitigation

Singh, Jay Shankar and Strong, P. J. (2016) Biologically derived fertilizer: A multifaceted bio-tool in methane mitigation. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 124 267-276. doi:10.1016/j.ecoenv.2015.10.018


Author Singh, Jay Shankar
Strong, P. J.
Title Biologically derived fertilizer: A multifaceted bio-tool in methane mitigation
Journal name Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0147-6513
1090-2414
Publication date 2016-02-01
Year available 2016
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1016/j.ecoenv.2015.10.018
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 124
Start page 267
End page 276
Total pages 10
Place of publication Maryland Heights, MO United States
Publisher Academic Press
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Methane emissions are affected by agricultural practices. Agriculture has increased in scale and intensity because of greater food, feed and energy demands. The application of chemical fertilizers in agriculture, particularly in paddy fields, has contributed to increased atmospheric methane emissions. Using organic fertilizers may improve crop yields and the methane sink potential within agricultural systems, which may be further improved when combined with beneficial microbes (i.e. biofertilizers) that improve the activity of methane oxidizing bacteria such as methanotrophs. Biofertilizers may be an effective tool for agriculture that is environmentally beneficial compared to conventional inorganic fertilizers. This review highlights and discusses the interplay between ammonia and methane oxidizing bacteria, the potential interactions of microbial communities with microbially-enriched organic amendments and the possible role of these biofertilizers in augmenting the methane sink potential of soils. It is suggested that biofertilizer applications should not only be investigated in terms of sustainable agriculture productivity and environmental management, but also in terms of their effects on methanogen and methanotroph populations.
Keyword Bioresource
Compost
GHG
Methanotrophs
Paddy fields
Sequestration
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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