Biofertilizer Production

Sustainable agriculture via Biofertilizer application

Biofertilizer Production

Module 1: INQUIRY BASED LEARNING (IBL) Problem I

INQUIRY BASED LEARNING (IBL)

Use of chemical fertilizers leads to pollution of the environment and a downward trend in soil health. Use of biofertilizers can address this problem and be a mainstay for sustainable agriculture.

Before we can apply biofertilizers we must understand the various factors that affect crop productivity. In addition to selection of hardy crops which give good yield in terms of quality and quantity, we must ensure that the crop gets the right conditions for growth and yield. For this we need to understand various aspects about soil formation, soil types, soil composition, climatic and rainfall/ irrigation requirements and fertilizer requirements of the crops.

The objective of this IBL is to improve an understanding of these aspects in addition to carrying out the assessment.

Case studies are provided as a guideline to answering some of the questions below.

Suggestion: Use reliable websites for referencing, such as educational websites/ those of universities, websites of the government meant for agriculture and websites concerning geography of the state.

Formal assessment for certification will be carried out on the

Edmodo platform

Enter class code: x4egrd to join the Edmodo class

Module 1 (Week 1):

Based on links to reference material provided and additional referencing you have done, answer the following questions. Post your answers as an assignment on the Edmodo platform

Q 1) How is soil formed? Write a note on soil profile.                            (3 marks)

Reference: https://www.qld.gov.au/environment/land/management/soil/soil-explained/forms

Q 2) write a note on soil composition.                                                          (2 marks)

Reference: https://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/mauisoil/a_comp.aspx

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12 thoughts on “Biofertilizer Production”

  1. Sir, I want to join this. I am assistant professor in microbiology. Whats the process to join

    1. Dear Sir,
      The course is being finalized and soon to be launched. I shall inform you once it is launched so that you and your colleagues and students can join.
      Thanks and regards,
      Mrs. Sneha Ogale

  2. I am working as Assistant professor microbiology (chb).. Interested in this activity..

    1. Dear Madam,
      The course is being finalized and soon to be launched. I shall inform you once it is launched so that you, your colleagues and students can join.
      Thanks and regards,
      Mrs. Sneha Ogale

  3. First of all congratulations Ma’am.
    It’s a very good initiative and need of society.
    Ma’am Please let me know once you launch this course.
    Will share the link among my friends and those who are interested.

    1. Hello Shahen,
      Thank you so much! The course is being finalized and soon to be launched. I shall inform you once it is launched so that you can share the link.
      Thanks and regards,
      Mrs. Sneha Ogale

  4. Congratulations Madam for taking this initiative.
    Let me know that how will I know whether I m registered or not?

    1. Dear Sir,
      Thank you for your interest. Welcome aboard. I am adding you to the whatsapp group of registered participants in order to coordinate your participation.
      Thanks and regards,
      Sneha Ogale

  5. Congratulations mam and thank you for lunching such an open resource.
    It will be helpful to farmer’s & I am one of them, eager to join.
    Please let me know when & how to join.

    1. Dear Milind,
      Welcome aboard. I am adding you to the whatsapp group of registered participants in order to coordinate your participation.
      Thanks and regards,
      Sneha Ogale

  6. Dear Sneha Ogale,

    My name is Chau – greenhouse grower in Vietnam.
    I’d like to take your Biofertilizer production course online. I’ve tried to sign up at Edmodo website using the group code written in this page. Howerver, it wasn’t a correct code.
    Please advise how to register for this course.

    Thank you very much for your sharing and helping.

    Regards,

    Chau

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