Auteurs : Ramaraj Boopathy, Timothy Beary, Paul J.Templet

A laboratory in situ composting study was conducted as a possible alternative method for the current practise of open air burning of post-harvest sugarcane residue by sugarcane farmers. In situ composting of the sugarcane residue by the indigenious bacteria and fungi was accelerated using molasses as an initial substrate. A one-time application of molasses boosted the soil microbial