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Johnson Yumnam Sandeep Menon Jayanti Yomso Mohit Naik

Abstract

Composting is one of the most eco-friendly methods to manage paddy straw and reduce environmental pollution with added value to the soil. The present work aimed to investigate the effects of different treatments on composting paddy straw and identify the most effective method for managing paddy straw while also reducing environmental pollution and adding value to the soil. The study used a split plot design with ten treatment and three replications over two years, and measured various parameters such as total organic carbon, total nitrogen, total phosphorus, total potassium, and water-soluble carbon to evaluate the quality of the compost produced by each treatment. From the pooled data of the experiment, the lowest total organic carbon of the compost was obtained in M1 (2.58%) and S8 (15.58%). The highest total nitrogen was acquired in M1 (12.04%) and S8 (26.04%). The highest total phosphorus was recorded in M1 (1.23%) and S8 (33.75%). The highest potassium was observed in M1 (25.67 %) and S8 (55.61%). The least water-soluble carbon was recorded in M1 (14.28%) and S8 (14.92%). The results of the study provide insights into the effectiveness of various composting methods and can help inform best practices for managing paddy straw in an eco-friendly manner.

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Keywords

Composting, Effective microorganisms, Farming methodology, Paddy straw, Waste decomposer

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How to Cite

Ameliorative effects of waste decomposer and effective microorganisms on composting of paddy straw. (2023). Journal of Applied and Natural Science, 15(2), 672-677. https://doi.org/10.31018/jans.v15i2.4609