Home > Archives > IJSRST162622
The Effect of Eucalyptus Tree Wastes Mixed with Cow Manure on Eisenia Fetida Wormsâ€™ 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 Â° 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.
Saeede Bakhshi Ravizi, Ahmad Gholamalizadeh Ahangar, Ebrahim Shirmohamadi
Eucalyptus, Manure, Vermicomposting, Eisenia Fetida
- Aira M, Monroy F, Dominguez J. C to N ratio strongly affects population structure of Eisenia fetida in vermicomposting systems. European Journal of Soil Biology. 42, 127-131.
- Alikhani H. Evaluation of the potential use of wood and Paper factories wastes (Chukka) including sawdust and bark debris as part of the inexpensive raw materials in the production process of vermicompost fertilizer. Soil, the Environment and Sustainable Development Conference.
- Alikhani H. To compare physical and chemical properties of conventional composting (cold) and vermicompost. Soil, the Environment and Sustainable Development Conference.
- Aquino A. M, Almeida D.E, Freire D.L, Polli H. D.E. Earthworms (Oligochaeta) reproduction in manure and sugarcane bagasse Pesquisa Agropecuaria Brasileria. 29: 161-168.
- Asareh M.H, Sardabi H. Eucalyptus. Forests and Meadows Research Institute of Iran, Tehran. Vol.1, page 672
- Atiyeh R. 2000. Changes in biochemical properties of cow manure during processing by earthworm(Eisenia andrei,Bouche) and the effects on seedling growth. Pedobiologia. 44, 709-724.
- Banu J.R. Esakkiraj S, Nagendran R, Logakanthi S. Journal of Environmental Biology. 26 (1): 43-47.
- Bhattacharjee G, Chaudhuri P.S. Cocoon production, morphology, hatching pattern and facundity in seven tropical earthworm species – a laboratotry -based investigation. J. Biosci. 27, 283-294.
- Bowman H, Reinecke A. A defined medium for the study of growth and reproduction of earthworm Eisenia fetida (oligochaeta).J. Biol-Fertil-Soils. 10, 4, 285- 289.
- Card A.B, Anderson J.V, Davis J.G. Vermicomposting Horse Manure. Colorado State University Cooperative Extension No. 1.224.
- Dickerson G.W. Vermicomposting. Extention Horticulture Specialist. Cooperative Extension Service. College of Agriculture and Home Economic. Guide H-164.
- Ebadi L, Gerami A, Sammy K. 2006. To study the growth and proliferation of Eisenia fetida earthworm and growth context of a variety of industrial and agricultural wastes. Research and Development in Agriculture and Gardening, 76, pp.165-170S.
- Ebadi Z. Exploring the possibility of raising earthworms (Eisenia fetida) and vermicompost production using different agricultural waste. Agricultural Science. Pp.99-108.
- Edwards C.A, Lofty J.R. Biology of Earthworms. Chapman and Hall; London.
- Garg Y.K, Yadav A, Shaoran S, Chand S, Kashik P. Livestock excreta management through vermicompost using an epigeic earthworm Eisenia foetida. Springer Science. Environmentalist 26: 269-276.
- Haimi J, Huhta V. Comparison of compost produced from identical wastes by "vermistabilization" and comventional composting. Pedobiologia. 30, 2, 137-144
- Juergens U.R, Dethlefsen U, Steinkamp G, Gillissen A, Repges R, Vetter H. Antiinflammatory activity of 1,8-cineole (eucalyptol) in bronchial asthma: a double blind placebo controlled trial. Respiratory Medicine, 97: 250-256
- Kale R.D, Mallesh B.C. Bano K. Influence of vermicompost application on the available macronutrients and selected microbial populations in a paddy field. J. Soil- Biol – Biochem. 24, 12, 1317-1320.
- Kaspar P, Repges R, Dethlefsen U, Petro W. Sekretolytika im Vergleich. Anderung derZiliarfrequenz und Lungen function nach Thrapie mit Cineol und Ambroxol. Atemw- Lungenkrkh, 20: 605-614.
- Loh T.C, Lee. Y.C, Liang IB, Tan D. Vermicomposting of cattle and goat manures by Eisenia fetida and their growth and reproduction performance. Biores Technol.96, 111-114.71.
- Manyuchi M, M, Phiri A, Muredzi P, Chirinda N. Effect of Drying on Vermicompost Macronutrient Composition. International Journal of Inventive Engineering and Sciences, 1(10), 1-3.
- Mousavi F, Raeesi F. The role of organic matter in preserving and increasing the population of Lubricious earthworms in arid and semi-arid lands of Iran. Fourth Regional Conference on New Ideas in Agriculture. Islamic Azad University of Khoragsat. pp.123-127.
- Musaida M, Manyuchi G, Mphiri I, chrinda N, Muredzi P.J, sengudzwa T. Vermicompostingof waste Corn Pulp Blended with Cow Dung Manure using Eisenia Fetida. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology 68: 1306-1309.
- Reynolds J. F, Prasad A.B. 1982. The Exta Pharmacopoiea. Editor: Martindle, 28th edition, London: Pharmaceutical Press, 1017-1018.
- Rienecke A. J, Vilijoen S.A. The influence of feeding patterns on growth and reproduction of the vermicomposting earthworm Eisenia fetida (Oligochaeta). Biol – Fertil – Soils.10, 3, 184-187.
- Sangwan P, Kaushik C.P, Garg V.K. Vermicomposting of sugar industry waste (press mud) mixed with cow dung employing an epigeic earthworm Eisenia fetida. Waste Management & Research, 28(1), 71-75.
- Siddique J, Amirkhan A, Hussain I, Akhtar S.H. Growth and Rperoduetion of Earthwoem (Eisenia fetida) in Different Organic Media.Departement of Zoology, University of Arid Agriculture, 37(3): 211-214.
- Singh K, Nath G, Rai R, Shukla R.C. Food Preference of Eisenia foetida among Different Combinations of Animal Dung and Agro/Kitchen Wastes. Botony Research Internatuional, 6(1), 23-26.
- Sitre S.R. Utilization of Eisenia foetida in vermicompost production at rural level using organic waste of plant origin. Online International Interdisciplinary Research Journal, 4(Special Issue (March)), 227-231.
- Zargari A. Herbs, 4. Tehran University, Tehran, p. 969.
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
Cite This Article :
Saeede Bakhshi Ravizi, Ahmad Gholamalizadeh Ahangar, Ebrahim Shirmohamadi, "The Effect of Eucalyptus Tree Wastes Mixed with Cow Manure on Eisenia Fetida Wormsâ€™ 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
URL : http://ijsrst.com/IJSRST162622