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Vol. 11, Special Issue 9 (2022)

Bamboo performing a protective role for soil management

Author(s):
Suhana Puri Goswami, Zuby Gohar Ansari, Upasna Mishra, Shailja Chauhan and Kundan Singh
Abstract:
Over 1400 species of the varied plant genus bamboo can be found in tropical, equatorial, and semitropical biomes all over the world. It creates essential and diverse habitats with a variety of characteristics, depending on the species and the overall ecological conditions. Most bamboo species have a good development and colonization potential, indicating that they can become invasive in some temperate settings. As may be seen by looking at mature bamboo forests in mountainous places with very steep slopes, the nature and characteristics of some bamboo communities can have a significant potential to preserve and stabilize soil and slopes. Bamboo, on the other hand, is a valuable basic construction material in many areas due to the structural features of specific woody bamboo species. When you consider the plant's entire life cycle, which takes 5 to 6 years to grow and can be harvested annually without pesticides or heavy fertilizers, it almost appears too wonderful to be true. However, there is no reason to deny bamboo's enormous potential as a substitute for logging, steel, and plastics. Bamboo's ability to minimize carbon emissions while also improving soil health and growing habits. Bamboo's versatility as a building material can help us minimize our reliance on more carbon-intensive materials like plastic and concrete. Simultaneously, we must continue to monitor the methods used to grow, harvest, and process it. Only in this way will we be able to ensure that bamboo continues to be an important climate solution.
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How to cite this article:
Suhana Puri Goswami, Zuby Gohar Ansari, Upasna Mishra, Shailja Chauhan and Kundan Singh. Bamboo performing a protective role for soil management. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(9S): 228-231.

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