. The most of research focused the effect of composted sewage sludge on soil microbial biomass and activity

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Compost is rich in organic matter and is an important source plants nutrient GallardoLara and Nogales (1987). Nutrients present in compost are also used by the soil microbial biomass. Incorporation of organic materials, such as MSW compost, in soil promotes soil microbiological activity. Consequently, compost promotes directly or indirectly changes in soil biological properties. Several studies have been conducted to evaluate the effect of MSW compost on soil microbial biomass.

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