Advanced Research Journal of Biotechnology

Advanced Research Journal of Biotechnology (ARJB) ISSN 3456-097x, Vol. 4(5), pp. 098-102, August, 2020. © Advanced Scholars Journals

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Production of Bioorganic Liquid Fertilizer from Cow Manure and Banana Peels

Haji K, Zekeria Y* and Misrak K

School of Biological and Biotechnological Sciences, Haramaya University

*Corresponding Author’s Email: zakoyusuf@yahoo.com

Accepted 16 June, 2020.

Abstract 

Bioorganic liquid fertilizer not only increases bioorganic fertility of crops, but also accelerates their maturation and nutrient quality. Thus, the present study was aimed to produce bioorganic liquid fertilizer from Cow manure and banana through aerobic fermentation in open containers. The bioorganic liquid fertilizer solution was produced from mixture of cow manure and banana peels. Clumps of cow manure and chopped banana peels (3kgs each) were co-fermented in open container covered with cotton cloth (so as to prevent entry of insects) for 50 days at room temperature. The experiment was laid in two replications.  It was found that 4 liters of bioorganic liquid fertilizer solution were produced from 6kgs of co-fermented substrates. Macronutrient composition of bioorganic fertilizer and compost tea solutions were shown that phosphorus (P), Calcium (Ca), Magnesium (Mg) and also sodium (Na) were found to be significant between bioorganic liquid fertilizer and compost tea (used as a control) solutions. The quality of biorganic liquid fertilizer solution produced in the present study was  indicated that both compost tea and bioorganic liquid fertilizer solutions fulfill the basic requirements of plant macronutrients with respect to electrical conductivity and C:N ratio. The performance of lettuce irrigated with bioorganic fertilizer solution was performing better than compost tea solution and soil grown plant.  All the three parameters including above ground biomass per plant (ABM), number of leaves per plant (NLP) and Head weight per plant (HWP) were found to be significant between bioorganic liquid fertilizer  and compost tea solutions. It can be concluded from the present study that bioogranic liquid fertilizer can be produced from locally available substrates like Cow manure and banana peels. Small holder farmers can get economic relief, by using this technology.

Keywords: Compost tea, Electrical conductivity, Lettuce, Organic Fertilizers, Plant macronutrients.

 

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