International Journal of Waste Resources

International Journal of Waste Resources
Open Access

ISSN: 2252-5211

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Biruk Teshome

Biruk Teshome

P.O. Box 18, Assosa
Ethiopia

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  • Research Article
    Evaluating Methods of Composting on Date of Maturity and Quality of Compost in Assosa, Western Ethiopia
    Author(s): Biruk Teshome and Jabir AmzaBiruk Teshome and Jabir Amza

    Organic matter addition to degraded soils is one best option in reclaiming soil productivity; and in relation to this the habit of preparing organic fertilizers (composting) using the best available method, which could simplify preparation and conserve the quality of compost is necessary. Therefore this study was conducted with the objective of evaluating different methods of composting in terms of date of compost maturity and selected chemical and physical property of the compost. The treatments were rotating bin, turned heap, turned pit, bamboo layered heap and non-turned pit methods, which were replicated three times using a complete randomized design. The analysis of variance showed, there was significant (p<0.01) difference among methods in the date of maturity, organic carbon, total nitrogen, exchangeable calcium (Ca), exchangeable potassium (K) and dry bulk density. The rota.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2252-5211.1000310

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