The Effect of Eucalyptus Tree Wastes Mixed with Cow Manure on Eisenia Fetida Worms’ Population

Authors(3) :-Saeede Bakhshi Ravizi, Ahmad Gholamalizadeh Ahangar, Ebrahim Shirmohamadi

To use the waste components of eucalyptus tree, this debris is used to produce organic fertilizers like vermicompost. In this experiment, Eucalyptus waste, after drying and grinding, was mixed in the ratio of 50%, 45%, 40%, 35%, 30%, 25%, 20%, 15%, 10%, 5% and control (without Eucalyptus) with cow manure. Then, more than 100 species of Eisenia fetida earthworms were added to each six experimental unit. Experimental units were maintained at 25 ° C with relative humidity of 75% water holding capacity for 80 days. The results showed that the high percentages of eucalyptus wastes inhibit proliferation and the growth of E. fetida earthworms and vermicomposting. Maximum concentration of Eucalyptus waste does not decrease the population of worms was 15 percent. To expedite the vermicomposting process, it is better that eucalyptus waste is between 10 to 5 percent because it is less effective on population and the proliferation of worms.

Authors and Affiliations

Saeede Bakhshi Ravizi
MA graduate student, Department of Soil Science, University of Zabol, Iran
Ahmad Gholamalizadeh Ahangar
Associate Professor, Department of Soil Science, University of Zabol, Iran
Ebrahim Shirmohamadi
Lecturer, Department of Soil Science, University of Zabol, Iran

Eucalyptus, Manure, Vermicomposting, Eisenia Fetida

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 2 | Issue 6 | November-December 2016
Date of Publication : 2016-12-30
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 177-181
Manuscript Number : IJSRST162622
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X

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Saeede Bakhshi Ravizi, Ahmad Gholamalizadeh Ahangar, Ebrahim Shirmohamadi, " The Effect of Eucalyptus Tree Wastes Mixed with Cow Manure on Eisenia Fetida Worms’ Population", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 2, Issue 6 , pp.177-181, November-December-2016.
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