Hello, I am Sofia Tress!Tell us what the water concern in your country is!
We live in San Pedro Balancan, Tabasco, in the border of Mexico and Guatemala. The nearby San Pedro River is of great cultural importance to the Mayan culture and connects a wide wetland network. However, pollution and the growth of aquatic weeds, which if uncontrolled, might harm fish and fisheries. The river is also a source of revenue to local communities, who also face a shortage of commercial fertilizers.
The San Pedro River is being affected by the growth of aquatic weeds. The rural border communities also face a scarcity of commercial fertilizers. In this project, we analyzed the potential use of aquatic weeds such as Eichhornia crassipes, P. stratiotes, and Salvinia molesta, to produce a biofertilizer with null toxicity and the ability to promote germination and growth of seedlings, maintain soil fertility and increase crop productivity.