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Your dog’s feces can be used to make compost, UNAM explains how

Dog Manure
Dog excrement contains more nutrients. Photo: Internet.

Las poop from your dog can help the environment, and that is that UNAM scientists managed to generate a Calm Rich in nutrients for plants made from dog feces, which can be easily made at home.

César González, an academic at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), explains that the dog manure It is a better source of nutrients than traditional compost, in addition to the fact that it can be obtained in less time due to the work of worms, compared to compost that does not use them.

How to make fertilizer from dog excreta at home?

this is what to do according to gonzalez dog popo is made of at home:

  • work place
  • a composter
  • Leaf litter (which acts as a carbon source)
  • organic kitchen waste (acting as a nitrogen source)
  • Dog feces

To elaborate on this, the academic proposes two steps:

  1. In making compost, make a premix by mixing all the ingredients with some water and leave it in the precompost for 15 days.
  2. After time, worms are planted, which must be placed with a little of the compost in which they were previously found, so that little by little they begin to scatter throughout the compost.

Las Dog feces Nitrogen is formed among other things, which is an atmospheric pollutant, but the high pathogen load is reduced during the process of FertilizerThanks to the work done by red worms by digging small holes with which they accelerate the oxidation and chemical reactions of the soil.

This initiative was born because not all Lomitos owners collect their waste dogs They do this on public roads, which creates a public health problem.

According to UNAM, there are 80 million pets in Mexican households, of which about 44 million dogs. loss dog waste Those that are not collected by their owners pose a public health and environmental problem, as the waste becomes airborne, pulverized and mixed.

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