International Journal of Recycling of Organic Waste in Agriculture

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List of Papers (Total 246)

Bio-digestion and post-treatment of effluents by bio-fermentation, an opportunity for energy uses and generation of organic fertilizers from bovine manure

PurposeBio-fermentation has been routed as a viable alternative for the treatment of organic waste, which can provide renewable energy and can return nutrients to the soil with its byproducts. In this context, the objectives of the research were to analyze the benefits that a plastic plug-flow bio-digester can provide for treatment of bovine manure; and through bio-fermentation...

Assessment of physicochemical changes during composting rice straw with chicken and donkey manure

PurposeTraditional methods of composting are limited in timely production of good-quality compost due to recalcitrant nature of materials of plant origin. This study focused on evaluating the use chicken and donkey manure as starter cultures to biostimulate bioconversion of rice straw into bioorganic fertilizer. Use of starter cultures would enhance composting as a strategy for...

Biodegradation by composting of municipal organic solid waste into organic fertilizer using the black soldier fly (Hermetia illucens) (Diptera: Stratiomyidae) larvae

PurposeThe objectives of this study were to assess the black soldier fly larvae (BSFL) composting potential and to analyse the quality of organic fertilizer produced for agricultural purposes.MethodsThe waste biodegradation was determined by varying waste feed treatment (2, 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, to 4 kg) and control treatment of (2 kg) of heterogeneous mixture of municipal organic solid...

Ryegrass straw and wood shavings as bulking agents on swine slurry co-composting: a case study in Southern Brazil

PurposeAdoption of co-composting to treat swine slurry can reduce risks of pollution and produce organic fertilizer. Wood shavings and sawdust are the usual bulking agents used in such treatments, however planted forest is a feedstock source of slow renewability rate. Thus, the prospection of alternative biomass feedstock in regions of high animal density, may enable the pig...

Impact of agricultural waste on the shrink–swell behavior and cracking dynamics of expansive soils

PurposeThe swelling characteristics and cracking of expansive clayey soils usually lead to their low yield, and as a result, large areas of expansive soils remain uncultivated and unproductive. There is a need for the development of simple, low-cost technologies which will bring these soils into production. The amendment of expansive clayey soils with agricultural waste products...

Aerated chicken, cow, and turkey manure extracts differentially affect lettuce and kale yield in hydroponics

PurposeManure extracts possess great potential as alternate inorganic fertilizers. However, limited information exists on how manure influences plant growth. This study’s aim was to determine the impact of aerated manure extracts on romaine lettuce (Lactuca sativa var. longifolia) and Russian kale (Brassica napus var. ‘Red Russian’) in hydroponic systems.MethodsChicken, cow, and...

Growth and metabolic activities of cowpea seedlings exposed to artificial pond wastewater-treated soil

PurposeThe increase in demand for fish has necessitated the establishment of fish pond. The discharge of spent pond water pollutes the adjoining surroundings. The aim of this investigation was to determine the suitability of artificial pond wastewater (APWW) as source of manure for crop cultivation.MethodCowpea seeds were planted in polybags containing soil treated with varied...

Organic waste composting and sustainability in low-income communities in Palestine: lessons from a pilot project in the village of Al Jalameh, Jenin

PurposeA pilot composting project was initiated as part of a 200 tons/day solid waste recycling plant with active involvement of several local stakeholders. The project aimed at introducing compost production and use in the village of Al Jalameh, Palestine. This paper describes the successes and lessons from the pilot project.MethodsBased on the data collected on the population...

Effect of calcium chloride extracted from eggshell in maintaining quality of selected fresh-cut fruits

PurposeA study was conducted to extract calcium chloride from eggshell and also to check the effect of commercially available and extracted calcium chloride on quality characteristics of fresh-cut fruits.MethodsEggshells were mixed with a hydrochloric acid solution and stirred occasionally until no gas bubbles were observed (3 h). The mixture was centrifuged at 3500 rpm for 10...

Liquid organic fertilizer production for growing vegetables under hydroponic condition

PurposeLiquid organic fertilizers produced from agricultural residues and industrial wastes are becoming increasingly popular. This study aimed to examine the effect of liquid organic fertilizers produced from waste molasses, distillery slop and sugarcane leaves on the growth of Green Cos Lettuce (Lactuca sativa var. longifolia).MethodsSix formulas of liquid organic fertilizers...

Quantification of β-carotene, lycopene, and chlorophyll content in tomato fruits of enrichment of chicken feathers composting

PurposeChicken feather was thrown into the environments, which causes health hazards and environmental pollution. It contains large number of proteins which can be converted into organic fertilizer to reduce the pollution load. These will help to minimize the protein needs and maintain low cost for utilization as raw material for manure production.MethodsChicken feather waste was...

Influence of host plant and rice straw as substrate on mass multiplication of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi for large-scale agricultural application

PurposeRice straw is a waste product from the harvesting of Oryza sativa L. It is recurrently burned resulting in producing overheating, soil degradation, and air and water pollution.MethodsA pot experiment was designed under polyhouse conditions to evaluate the effects of rice straw as a substrate with Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench, Hordeum vulgare L. and Triticum aestivum L. as...

Composting and co-composting of coffee husk and pulp with source-separated municipal solid waste: a breakthrough in valorization of coffee waste

PurposeIn this study, the composting and co-composting potential of coffee husk and pulp with source-separated municipal solid waste (SSMSW) was investigated.MethodsCoffee husk and pulp were mixed independently with SSMSW in different proportions (0, 33, 50 and 100%), and composted in triplicates with a total of 24 composting piles for 3 months. From each compost type, different...

Bioconversion of agricultural waste and its efficient utilization in the hilly ecosystem of Northeast India

Purpose A suitable strategy for bioconversion of agricultural waste into quality organic manure and its efficient utilization was assessed in the hilly ecosystem of Northeast India.MethodsPits were dug in terrace lands and filled with chopped plant biomass (rice straw, maize stover and mixed weed biomass) with alternate layers of cow dung at 3:2 ratio. The treatment consisting of...

Change of soil quality based on humic acid with date palm compost incorporation

PurposeThe most important factor affecting soil quality is soil humic fraction. Effects of adding carbon in soil humic compounds in arid environments have only been slightly investigated. The change in soil humic acids’ structures in relation with manure and palm compost application and the evolution of humic acids’ structures during palm composting have not been sufficiently...

Fabrication of a vermifiltration unit for wastewater recycling and performance of vermifiltered water (vermiaqua) on onion (Allium cepa)

PurposeVemifiltration units are sludge-free, noise-free and low- or no-electricity-requiring systems of operation. The aim of this study was to emphasize wastewater treatment by vermifiltration technology using waste-eater earthworms to highlight the benefits of clean and nutritive vermifiltered water (vermiaqua) uses in agriculture to the farmers.MethodsWastewater sample was...

Effects of biochar and nitrogen fertilizer on soil physicochemical properties, nitrogen use efficiency and upland rice (Oryza sativa) yield grown on an Alfisol in Southwestern Nigeria

PurposeBiochar and inorganic fertilizer when co-applied have been reported to increase crop yield and enhance soil fertility. However, studies on this complementary effect on soil properties and rain-fed upland rice performance in Sub-Saharan Africa are still scanty.MethodsField factorial studies conducted over 2 years was set up to investigate the interactions between rice husk...

Nutrient content of fermented fertilizers and its efficacy in combination with hydrogel in Zea mays L.

PurposeThe nutritional content of fermented fertilizers was determined, and the effect of its application in combination with hydrogel was evaluated in a bioassay with maize plants.MethodsThe fertilizers were produced in artisanal biodigesters and the bioassay was carried out in pots with CP-569 maize. The nutritional content of the fermented fertilizers was evaluated, and in...

Changes on soil structural stability after in natura and composted chicken manure application

PurposeMany studies evaluate the effect of successive applications of chicken manure on soil attributes. In Brazil, the commercialization of this waste is common, implying on its sporadic use instead of many applications at the same area. The short-term effects of a single application of chicken manure and the role of its composting on soil structural stability are not fully...

Effect of almond shell addition to substrates in Phaseolus vulgaris L. (cv. Saxa) growth, and physiological and biochemical characteristics

PurposeIn the almond industry, the major by-product is the shell, the woody outer layer of the almond fruits. The goal of this research was to study the consequence of the incorporation of almond shell to cultivation substrates on green bean plant grown in a growth chamber.MethodsAlmond shell was mixed with peat (20%:80%) (AS), or used as mulch (AM) on top of the control (C...

Liquid feather protein hydrolysate as a potential fertilizer to increase growth and yield of patchouli (Pogostemon cablin Benth) and mung bean (Vigna radiata)

AbstractsPurposeProtein hydrolysates (PHs) have attracted much interest in recent years owing to the beneficial effects on plant growth. Feather, one of the most abundant wastes generated from the poultry industry, is rich in proteins and amino acids. It can be utilized to generate value-added bioproducts such as liquid feather protein hydrolysate (FPH). This research aims to...

Physicochemical and biochemical properties of an acid soil under potato culture amended with municipal solid waste compost

PurposeA field trial was conducted on a silty-loam soil under potato culture in NW Spain, to assess the effect of municipal solid waste (MSW) compost in a heavily fertilized acid soil.MethodsThree doses of compost (0, 30 and 60 Mg compost ha−1 soil) or inorganic fertilization (~ 140 N: 120 P2O5: 240 K2O kg ha−1 soil) were assayed. The effects of compost on soil physical, chemical...

Gneiss and steatite vermicomposted with organic residues: release of nutrients and heavy metals

PurposeUse of silicate rock powders as fertilizer improves nutrient cycling, thus benefitting agriculture. The availability of nutrients to plants is often low, but can be increased when rock powder is vermicomposted and added. However, these powders can be rich in heavy metals, which may impair their use. We evaluated maize growth and heavy metals in plants and soil after...

Agrowaste bioconversion and microbial fortification have prospects for soil health, crop productivity, and eco-enterprising

PurposeAgricultural chemicals either used as nutrient inputs for soil fertility or pesticides are creating physicochemical and biological deterioration of the soils and disturbing the agro-ecosystems worldwide. Alarming concerns towards integrated agroecology demand for renewed interest in low-external input-based farming practices. These practices comprise strengthening of soil...

Remediation of degraded soils with hydrogels from domestic animal wastes

IntroductionThis study reports on water management in the fields found in arid areas by the improvement of the soil’s water retention capacity. This was done using hydrogels from animal wastes to mitigate the effects of climate change that lead to rapid evaporation of water hence increased desertification rates.MethodThe modification of the cow dung to hydrogels involves the...