USE OF AQUATIC PLANTS PISTIA STRATIOTES, EICHHORNIA CRASSIPES AND SALVINIA MOLESTA AS ORGANIC FERTILIZER IN SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE â€“ REVIEW
The intensive application of pesticides and chemical fertilizers, in the context of the continuous development of agriculture, has led to a high level of environmental pollution and a serious deterioration in soil fertility. In an attempt to reduce all these negative effects, classical agriculture is moving towards sustainable agriculture. An ecological alternative to the use of chemicals is the application of organic fertilizers. One of the ecological sources is aquatic plants. Often considered invasive due to their rapid development, aquatic plants have a real potential in sustainable agriculture. This review presents the use of aquatic plants pistia stratiotes, eichhornia crassipes and salvinia molesta as organic fertilizer in sustainable agriculture.