Fractionation of phosphorus in soils amended with poultry manure co-composted with sugarcane and cabbage wastes

Authors

  • Asma Saleem Institute of Information Technology Abbottabad Pakistan
  • Muhammad Irshad University of Calabar
  • A. Egrinya Eneji Institute of Information Technology Abbottabad Pakistan
  • Amjad Hassan Institute of Information Technology Abbottabad Pakistan
  • Qaisar Mahmood Institute of Information Technology Abbottabad Pakistan
  • Usman Irshad Institute of Information Technology Abbottabad Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14393/BJ-v33n5a2017-37179

Keywords:

Co-composting, poultry litter, agro-waste, phosphorus fractionation, silt loam soil, sandy clay soil

Abstract

Organic waste recycling is a viable option for reducing energy usage, volume of landfills, air and water pollution, greenhouse gas emissions and preserving natural resources for future use. Composting is an easy and natural bio-degradation process that converts organic wastes into available nutrients for plants. We studied the changes in phosphorus (P) fractions in soils amended with poultry manure co-composted with sugarcane and cabbage wastes. The compost was applied to sandy clay and silt loam soils at 10 and 20 t ha-1. Soils were then incubated at room temperature for 8 weeks when mineralization was expected and analyzed for extractable P fractions. The P fractions in the soils varied in the order HCl-P (Ca+Mg-bound) > H2O-P (water soluble) > NaHCO3-P (readily plant-available P) > NaOH-P (Fe+Al-bound) and the fractions increased significantly as compost application rates increased and decreased as the amount of sugarcane and cabbage wastes in the compost increased. Phosphorus was less concentrated in the compost containing CW than that containing SW and was higher in sandy clay than silty loam soil. The overall results showed that composting reduced the bio-availability of P from poultry litter and would be beneficial for optimizing P fertility in soil and minimizing losses to the environment. 

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Published

2017-09-21

How to Cite

SALEEM, A., IRSHAD, M., ENEJI, A.E., HASSAN, A., MAHMOOD, Q. and IRSHAD, U., 2017. Fractionation of phosphorus in soils amended with poultry manure co-composted with sugarcane and cabbage wastes . Bioscience Journal [online], vol. 33, no. 5, pp. 1230–1241. [Accessed28 May 2022]. DOI 10.14393/BJ-v33n5a2017-37179. Available from: https://seer.ufu.br/index.php/biosciencejournal/article/view/37179.

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Agricultural Sciences