Conversion of castor shell into a value added compost


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Conversion of castor shell into a value added compost

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  • S K SHAH Castor-Mustard Research Station, S.D.A.U., Sardarkrushinagar-385 506, Gujarat
  • A L JAT Castor-Mustard Research Station, S.D.A.U., Sardarkrushinagar-385 506, Gujarat
  • A M PATEL Castor-Mustard Research Station, S.D.A.U., Sardarkrushinagar-385 506, Gujarat
  • D K PATEL Castor-Mustard Research Station, S.D.A.U., Sardarkrushinagar-385 506, Gujarat
  • D N TEJAN Castor-Mustard Research Station, S.D.A.U., Sardarkrushinagar-385 506, Gujarat
  • A G DESAI Castor-Mustard Research Station, S.D.A.U., Sardarkrushinagar-385 506, Gujarat

https://doi.org/10.56739/jor.v37iSpecialissue.139792

Keywords:

Castor, Castor shell, Compost, Nutrient

Abstract

Castor shell is rich in lignin material and takes a long time to decompose. Therefore, it is necessary evolve procedures that can hasten this process so that the shell could be used as compost. The compost heaps were prepared in four treatment combinations (T1: castor shell + 10% dung slurry; T2: castor shell + dung slurry + 2% urea solution + 0.5% SSP; T3: castor shell + dung slurry + microbial consortium @ 1 kg/t; and T4: castor shell + dung slurry + 2% urea solution + 0.5% SSP + microbial consortium @ 1 kg/t. The N (1.2%) and P (1.4%) in T4, and K (1.5%) T1 were maximum. Micronutrients, Fe (4000 ppm) in T3 and Zn (68 ppm) in T4 were maximum.

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References

Shah S K, Patel C J, Rathore B S and Desai A G 2015. Evaluation of castor stem residues for cellulose and lignin

content. International Journal of Agriculture, Environment & Biotechnology. 8(2), 331-334.

Javiya K D 2019. Effect of sulphur and potassium with and without castor shell compost on yield and quality of

groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) in loamy sand. M Sc Thesis, SDAU, Sardarkrushinagar.

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Submitted

2023-07-26

Published

2020-03-12

How to Cite

S K SHAH, A L JAT, A M PATEL, D K PATEL, D N TEJAN, & A G DESAI. (2020). Conversion of castor shell into a value added compost: Conversion of castor shell into a value added compost. Journal of Oilseeds Research, 37(Specialissue). https://doi.org/10.56739/jor.v37iSpecialissue.139792