Evaluation the effect of pomegranate pulp of mixed Alag type with cow manure on Eisenia fetida worms

Authors(4) :-Hassan Allahyari, Ahmad Gholamalizadeh Ahangar, IB-Shirmohammadi, TA-Hadad

In order to use produced pomegranate pulp in food industry, it is better to consume these remnants to produce organic fertilizers such as Vermicomposting. In this experiment after drying and grinding, pomegranate with ratios of 50%, 40%, 30%, 20%, 10% and control (without pomegranate pulp) mixed with cow manure. Then 100 Eisenia fetida mature earthworms were added to each six experimental unit. These experimental units were kept at 25 ˚C, 75% moisture –holding capacity of water during 80 days. The results showed that higher percentages of pomegranates pulp prevent E. fetida’s proliferation and development and it disrupts vermicomposting. Maximum pomegranate pulp which does not reduce E. fetida worms’ population is its 30% density. To accelerate the vermicomposting process, it is better that pomegranate pulp density is between 10% to 20%, because it is less effective on worms’ proliferation and development.

Authors and Affiliations

Hassan Allahyari
Department of Soil Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Zabol University, Iran
Ahmad Gholamalizadeh Ahangar
Department of Agronomy and Plant Breeding, Faculty of Agriculture, Zabol University, Iran
Department of Soil Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Zabol University, Iran
Department of Soil Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Zabol University, Iran

Pomegranate Pulp, Proliferation, Cow Manure, Vermicomposting, Eisenia Fetida

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Published in : Volume 1 | Issue 3 | July-August 2015
Date of Publication : 2015-07-07
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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Hassan Allahyari, Ahmad Gholamalizadeh Ahangar, IB-Shirmohammadi, TA-Hadad, " Evaluation the effect of pomegranate pulp of mixed Alag type with cow manure on Eisenia fetida worms", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 1, Issue 3, pp.01-04, July-August-2015.
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