Mindless use of chemical fertilizers are harmful for soil and biodiversity. This is a global scenario. Crave for highest income is the main cause for this burning problem. The negative consequences of this universal problem are soil pollution, biodiversity destruction and food crisis.
“We based this on bio-trials in the laboratory using soil-based organisms that are representative of agro-ecosystems, and which need to be protected: plants (Brassica rapa, Lolium perenne and Trifolium pratense), earthworms, annelids, collembola and micro-organisms,” the study’s lead author Xavier Domene told SINC.
The research, which has been published in the magazine Environmental Pollution, shows that the low levels of stability
in the residues used is one of the main reasons for their damaging effects on plants and animals.
“The rapid decomposition of the residue in the ground generates substances such as ammonia, which is the main cause of the toxic effects observed,” said Domene.
“eco-toxicological criteria should also be included in legislation in order to prevent the environmental impact caused by the use of organic residues” This is the global demand from the researchers,
environmentalists,biologists and green activists.