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What is agricultural waste? State its sources.

Asked by Topperlearning User 4th June 2014, 1:23 PM
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Waste such as animal manure, plant leaves, bark, flowers, etc. that is generated from plants and animals is called agricultural waste or farm waste or garden waste.

Sources of agricultural waste:

Agricultural residue: It includes plant parts left after obtaining usable portions, which can be used as animal feed.

Bagasse: It includes plant residue left after extracting sugarcane juice, which can be used as firewood or in paper industry.

Pesticides and fertilizers: These collect inside the soil and are washed off with water used for irrigation or along with rainwater, causing water and soil pollution.

Animal waste: It includes cow dung and other faecal matter, which can be used for making manure.

Answered by Expert 4th June 2014, 3:23 PM
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