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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(1): 1095-1102
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.701.132


Micronutrient Dynamics on Addition of a Rapid Organic Fertilizer Produced from Degradable Waste in Banana
Naveen Leno* and C.R. Sudharmaidevi
Kerala Agricultural University, College of Agriculture, Trivandrum 695 522, Kerala, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

A field experimental study was conducted to assess the impact of the rapid organic fertilizer produced by thermochemical processing of degradable household waste in the dynamics of plant available essential micronutrients in banana (Musa spp. variety Nendran). The experiment was laid out in Randomised Block Design with 8 treatments and 3 replications. Soil test based micronutrients, both as soil application and as foliar spray were compared in treatment combinations involving farmyard manure as well as rapid organic fertilizer. The organic fertilizer produced by rapid thermochemical processing was capable of a steady supply of plant available micronutrients in soil over the conventional farmyard manure based fertilizers. The resultant foliar micronutrient concentration from both sources of organic fertilizers did not exhibit significant variation. Direct foliar application of micronutrients was not advantageous over soil application in conjunction with other nutrients, irrespective of the organic manure source, thus reducing the cost of production. Application of rapid organic fertilizer fortified with soil test based micronutrients favoured crop productivity in banana with enhanced total dry matter production and on par bunch yield with farmyard manure. The rapid organic fertilizer produced from degradable solid waste through thermochemical processing could be considered an effective substitute for farmyard manure.


Keywords: Thermochemical processing, Solid waste, Organic fertilizer, Micronutrient availability, Foliar concentration, Bunch weight, Banana, Total dry matter
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Naveen Leno and Sudharmaidevi, C.R. 2018. Micronutrient Dynamics on Addition of a Rapid Organic Fertilizer Produced from Degradable Waste in Banana.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(1): 1095-1102. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.701.132