Waste recycling: feasibility of saw dust based spent mushroom substrate and goat manure in vermicomposting

Jamaludin, A.A. and Mahmood, Noor Zalina and Abdullah, N. (2012) Waste recycling: feasibility of saw dust based spent mushroom substrate and goat manure in vermicomposting. Sains Malaysiana, 41 (11). pp. 1445-1450. ISSN 0126-6039

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Abstract

Vermicomposting for 140 days by using Lumbricus rubellus was conducted after 21 days of natural pre-composting. Five treatments in different ratio of goat manure: spent mushroom substrate were prepared as feed materials with four replicates for each treatment namely; 20:80 (TA), 40:60 (TB), 50:50 (TC), 60:40 (TD) and 80:20 (TE). As for control, each treatment without earthworm was prepared. On the basis of nutrient elements, goat manure and spent mushroom substrate can be decomposed through both methods of vermicomposting and natural composting. Findings of this study indicated that the higher usage of goat manure with longer duration resulted in the production of improved organic fertilizer.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Composting, Goat manure, Nutrient element, Spent mushroom substrate, Vermicomposting, earthworm, goat manure mushroom, nutrient dynamics recycling substrate waste treatment Basidiomycota, Capra hircus, Lumbricus rubellus,
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Institute of Biological Sciences
Depositing User: miss munirah saadom
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2014 01:58
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2019 08:58
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/10807

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