Within the scope of the project named “Development of Biofertilizer Formulations Containing Phosphorus Solvent Microbial Culture” carried out by HEKTAŞ, General Directorate of Agricultural Research and Policies (TAGEM) and Sivas Science and Technology University with the technical and scientific support, (mushroom) for the first time to prove that it can be used as a potential feed for reproduction.
HEKTAŞ emphasized the vital importance of preventing waste and recycling of wasted products and stated that “We aim to develop beneficial microbial fertilizer for plants by using wasted bread as a filling material and by increasing beneficial fungi on these breads.”
GAP Agricultural Research Institute Directorate and Sivas Science and Technology University provided technical and scientific support, and it was reported that successful results were obtained in preliminary trials on plants with microbial fertilizers prepared with dry breads. After the completion of the project, the detailed studies of which will take 36 months, it is planned to use approximately 100 tons of stale bread in the production of microbial fertilizers beneficial for plants in the first stage.
Microbial fertilizers offer economical and environmentally friendly alternatives in spite of the problem that the phosphorus thrown into the soil binds to other minerals and plants cannot benefit from phosphorus. Within the scope of the project, it is aimed to bring the wasted dry breads back to the economy and to develop microbial fertilizer formulations that can be an alternative to chemical phosphorus fertilizers by using a fungus that transforms the phosphorus found in inorganic and organic phosphorus compounds in the soil into a useful form for plants.
ANNUAL FOOD WASTE TL 214 BILLION
The epidemic process, which has affected the whole world, once again demonstrates how important it is to protect resources and food products or to recycle wasted products, and the waste made in food in Turkey corresponds to 214 billion TL annually. and the information that 5 percent of the total bread produced in Turkey was thrown away, the importance of using dry bread in biofertilizer production was emphasized. Within the scope of the project, it is aimed to produce a food source for plants while avoiding waste.