Straw is an agricultural byproduct consisting of the dry stalks of cereal plants after the grain and chaff have been removed. Normally, the farmers would like to burn it as soon as possible to catch the next season’s sowing. But this kind of dispose will create massive pollution to the air and the soil, the air quality will get down which means the respiratory system of all creatures will be influenced at some degreed and the soil will lose the moisture and nutrients which means this soil will no longer a good place for plants to grow. Although the burning of the paddy straw is forbidden right now, there are still some farmers would like to take the risk to burn all the paddy straws just for convenience.
The reuse of paddy straw
Rather than burning them, there are some other applications for the paddy straws:
Rice straw, an agricultural waste which is not usually recovered, can be turned into bioplastic with mechanical properties akin to polystyrene in its dry state.
2. Mushroom cultivation
All these paddy straws can be divided into small bundles, spray some water and nutrients and also the edible mushroom spores. Then these paddy straws will be the perfect mushroom carriers.
The use of straw as a carbon-neutral energy source is increasing rapidly, especially for biobutanol. Straw or hay briquettes are a biofuel substitute to coal.
The advantages of the paddy straw compactors
1. Quick and perfect baling of the paddy straws, the dense compressed bales can ease the stocking and transferring.
2. All the bales are wrapped with bags or boxes which keep the paddy straws form getting damp and pests.
3. The farmers can earn an extra profit by selling these baled and packaged paddy straws.
4. The usage of the paddy straw compactors will help to protect the environment.