Biostimulator for ammonia detoxification

CIBA has successfully demonstrated the use of bagasse as biostimulator for ammonia removal from seven different zero-exchange shrimp aquaculture systems. Bagasse is a complex native cellulosic fibrous waste left after extraction of juice from cane sugar, and an attractive agricultural byproduct for a pond supplement because of its low cost and general availability in shrimp-growing latitudes. Bagasse provides a better surface structure and nutrients beneficial for the growth of nitrifying bacteria. Bagasse is a biodegradable substrate, which harbours higher periphytic (biofilm) biomass than non degradable ones. The very low cost of this lignocellulosic material is a real advantage that renders it a suitable alternative for the remediation of ammonia. Bagasse biostimulator technology is available for adoption by the aqua-farmers

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