The Microbiology Research Group at the University Malaysia Sabah (UMS) Biotechnology Research Institute has developed a simple and easy way to produce biofertiliser from oil palm fibre empty fruit bunches (EFB) within 40 days.
Its senior researcher Dr Md Shafiquzzaman Siddiquee and his postgraduate student, Nur Shafawati Saili, had conducted the research on converting oil palm industry waste to the biofertiliser.
“The application of biofertiliser in nursery and field trials found among others, successful enhancement of plant growth, root development, an increase in plant branches, inflorescences and yield production.
Tags: bulky biomass, composting, Trichoderma, EFB biofertiliser compost
Source: Borneo Post, 2013-08-19.