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Kasgot is not just an ordinary fertilizer,

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    The former maggot or maggot can be utilized as organic fertilizer in agriculture because it contains nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium elements. These nutrients can help agriculture adapt to climate change, maintain soil fertility, and protect water reserves. The use of organic materials like this is increasingly encouraged as innovation and technology to achieve sustainable agriculture. Young Researcher at the Horticulture and Plantation Research Center of the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN), Gina Aliya Sopha, explained that this fertilizer is produced from the food scraps of black soldier fly larvae (BSF) or commonly known as maggots collected from human food waste. The larvae remnants are filtered or finely sieved, then the maggots are dried for animal feed, and the resulting residue is turned into kasgot fertilizer. The maggots themselves are useful for degrading waste more quickly and without odor. The larvae can serve as a protein source for poultry and fish feed. The utilization of kasgot can be a solution for farmers who depend on chemical fertilizers. Farmers can make their own environmentally friendly fertilizers. So far, the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides has been environmentally unfriendly because it reduces soil fertility, increases pest resistance, and has negative impacts on human health.

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