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Effect of Cow-Dung Slurry and Trichoderma Spp. on Quality and Decomposition of Teak and Bamboo Leaf Compost

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Soil Science and Agronomy, M.W.College of Agriculture, Yavatmal-445 001, MS, INDIA
  • 2Department of Soil Science and Agronomy, M.W.College of Agriculture, Yavatmal-445 001, MS, INDIA

Res. J. Agriculture & Forestry Sci., Volume 3, Issue (2), Pages 1-4, February,8 (2015)

Abstract

The teak and bamboo leaf litter was decomposed by using cowdung slurry and decomposing culture at agronomy farm, College of Agriculture, Yavatmal during the year 2012-13. Eight different treatments were replicated thrice in randomized block design. C:N ratio were recorded maximum at initial period i.e. 30 days after composting then it gradually decreased upto 240 days after composting in both teak and bamboo leaf litter. The nutritional compositions of compost were recorded maximum in both leaf litter treated with cowdung slurry @10% and decomposing culture Trichoderma spp. @1kg/tonne over its individual addition. Per cent in Humic acid content was recorded maximum in both teak and bamboo leaf litter treated with cowdung slurry @10% and decomposing culture @1kg/tonne while fulvic acid was recorded maximum in both teak and bamboo leaf litter treated with cowdung slurry @10%.

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