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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(8): 281-290

A New Method of Compost Preparation from Vegetable Waste and Dried Leaf Litters
G. Girish*, P. Sakthivel and Alice R.P. Sujeetha
National Institute of Plant Health Management, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Govt. of India, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad – 500030, India
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Compost is decayed organic material which can be used as a fertilizer for growing plants. There are severalconventional methods of compost preparation are being practiced across the country. NIPHM used the barrel composting and deep bed composting methods. For barrel composting the vegetable waste were collected from NIPHM hostel and residential staff quarters regularly. In deep bed composting method, the litters collected at quarters at regular intervals were used. To accelerate the process of decomposition bioinoculum developed by NIPHM was used. Bioinoculum and compost prepared were subjected to physicochemical and nutritional analysis. On physicochemical analysis the bioinoculum were identified as Pseudomona ssp and Bacillus sp.In NIPHM bio-inoculum method Pseudomonas sp were used as decomposer for composting called NIPHM bioinoculum method. Compost prepared by new methods undergone for physicochemical analysis i.e. moisture content, pH, electrical conductivity, and organic carbon was found as good as in control (A regular method country wide). In nutritional analysis Potassium, Phosphorous other micronutrients were found to be more than required in both the composts prepared by NIPHM and also in control. The development of composting took place in 40-50 days for barrel composting, whereas 60-70 days for conventional method. In deep bed composting, the entire process of natural composting took 90 to 120 days, whereas NIPHM modified technique took90 days. Total 595 kg vegetable wastes were collected and 160 kg compost was harvested from all the three methods. The harvested compost was used in plot in which Spinach (Spinacia oleracea) was grown. The spinach growth in vegetable compost was compared with FYM, Earthworm compost and control (without compost). The growth of the spinach was superior in producing more root length and shoot length in vegetable compost.

Keywords: Vegetable waste, Dried leaf litters,Compost, Bioinoculum
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Girish, A. G., P. Sakthivel and Alice R. P. Sujeetha. 2020. A New Method of Compost Preparation from Vegetable Waste and Dried Leaf Litters.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(8): 281-290. doi: