Journal ID : AMA-01-09-2023-12564
[This article belongs to Volume - 54, Issue - 09]
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Title : Influence of Passive and Static Composting Methods on Microbial Profiles of Compost from Caged Layer Manure With Biochar and Coconut Coir Pith Waste as Co-Composting Materials

Abstract :

This experiment aimed to assess the microbial changes in composting caged layer manure (CLM) using passive and static aeration, incorporating biochar and coconut coir pith waste (CCP). This study was conducted at the Livestock Farm Complex, Veterinary College and Research Institute, Namakkal, India, across summer and monsoon seasons, compost piles were formulated based on specific C:N ratios. CLM was blended with carbon-rich materials, and samples were collected at start and end of the the composting process. This study revealed significant reductions (P ≤ 0.05) in total bacterial and total Coliform counts at the end of composting period. This environmentally safe approach highlights composting's efficacy in converting organic waste, like CLM, into beneficial organic fertilizer, emphasizing its potential for sustainable waste management.

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