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06. Technology Development for Resource-recycling Organic Agriculture
  • Technology Development for Resource-recycling Organic Agriculture
  • The demands for livestock byproducts create the necessity for soil, water, and pest management technologies to increase international competitiveness. As domestic and international prices of agricultural materials increase, so does the demand for environmentally-friendly handling of livestock excreta. Therefore, low-input resource recycling organic agricultural technologies are desperately needed in our agricultural system.
  • For the establishment of technical systems, the research field consists of the recycling of agriculture and livestock byproducts, and, disposal and utilization technologies for excreta to promote environmentally friendly, organic agriculture. The recycling of agriculture and livestock byproducts field promotes research for resource utilization and the establishment of alternative non-grain technologies. It leads to the goal of industrialization of useful materials from the high value-added byproducts. The disposal and agricultural utilization technology of livestock excreta field promotes: the development of resource application technology; the utilization and application of technology for livestock excreta to enhance the growth of trees and grass; and, a practical model project for the development of resource recycling. The environmentally friendly, organic agriculture technology field focuses on: the discovery of excellent exclusive practical organic technologies with high scientific value; the environmentally-friendly comprehensive management of soil and water; the practical use of microbial agents for agriculture; and the development of pest and soil nutrient management materials from natural substances. The development and supply of resource recycling and environmentally-friendly organic agriculture technologies for the domestic agricultural environment lead to the minimization of environmental pollution and help promote the preservation of the ecosystem and agricultural productivity.
  • Projects entitled "(i) Recycling of Agriculture, Farm and Livestock Byproducts" and "(ii) Disposal and Utilization Technologies for Livestock Excreta" are carried out with the cooperation of the National Institute of Animal Science (NIAS, 60%), the National Academy of Agricultural Science (NAAS, 20%), universities, the Korea Forest Research Institute, and the local agricultural industries (20%). Research associations and the promotion system are designed to cooperate in research fields like resource recycling, environmentally-friendly, organic agriculture and the development of comprehensive technologies suitable for the domestic environment.
  • Through the establishment of a comprehensive resource-recycling environmentally-friendly, organic agricultural technology system, the goals to be achieved by 2017 are: - to increase the present use of livestock excreta from 83% to 90% by 2017 ; to increase the current scenario of liquid manure from animal excreta from 10% to 30% ; and, to achieve a 30% reduction in the application of pesticides and chemical fertilizers, as compared to 2008
  • 1,714,000 tons of combined animal feed could be replaced by using 50% of agricultural and livestock byproducts. We predict a reduction of more than 200 billion won in operating costs through a 10% reduction of pesticides and chemical fertilizers by substituting agricultural byproducts and microbial agents.
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