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Use of Microalgae Using Earthworm Leachate (Lumbricidae) for Application in Agriculture.
 
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Universidad Técnica de Manabí
 
 
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José Iván Ramirez Vargas   

Universidad Técnica de Manabí
 
 
 
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Microalgae have unique properties that allow them to thrive in unconventional spaces, making them suitable for areas that are not normally suitable for crop growth. This is due to their ability to multiply rapidly, grow easily and adapt to different environments at low cost. As a result, the present study aims to analyze the potential of microalgae as a source of agricultural nutrition, as well as the health benefits they can provide. The following research was conducted on an experimental scale using a closed system (photobioreactor) for the cultivation of microalgae, its physicochemical characterization of the cultures and dry biomass. It can be observed the percentages of 11 N; 1.4 P; 0.3 K and its micronutrients are essential for plant growth, since microalgae-based biofertilizers are considered as a sustainable, cost-effective and environmentally friendly alternative to chemical fertilizers. The use of microalgae biomass as a biofertilizer in agriculture can increase fertility, reduce soil erosion and nutrient loss, and improve soil quality over time. It also benefits plants, vegetables and greens, as it contains nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium, which are necessary for growth.
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