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American Journal of Plant Nutrition and Fertilization Technology
  Year: 2017 | Volume: 7 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 1-10
DOI: 10.3923/ajpnft.2017.1.10
Seriwaste Compost Enhances Mulberry Leaf Yield and Quality in Bangladesh
Faruque Ahmed , Rafia Sultana, Oli Ahmed and Md. Toufiq Iqbal

Abstract:
Objective: Seriwaste compost may improve mulberry leaf yield, quality and cocoon production in Bangladesh. A three years field experiment was conducted to examine the effect of seriwaste compost on soil properties, growth, yield and leaf quality of mulberry plant as well as rearing performance of silkworm. Methodology: This study consisted of 6 treatments: Control, basal dose of NPK, cow dung compost, seriwaste compost, recommended basal dose of NPK+cow dung compost and recommended basal dose of NPK+seriwaste compost. Results: Results showed that combined seriwaste and BSRTI recommend fertilizer application received highest growth performance, leaf yield and quality of mulberry plant. The highest total leaf yield 52.23 Mt ha–1 year–1 with maximum moisture, moisture retention capacity, crude protein, reducing sugar, total mineral, total sugar and soluble carbohydrate percentage were obtained in recommended basal dose of NPK+seriwaste compost treated mulberry plot. Results also demonstrated that rearing performance of silkworm was maximum in the combined seriwaste and amended plot recommended by BSRTI. The soil physical and chemical properties were also changed due to seriwaste amendment. Conclusion: This study concluded that utilization of seriwaste compost has a potential effect on improved soil fertility, leaf productivity and quality of mulberry plant as well as silkworm rearing performance.
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Faruque Ahmed, Rafia Sultana, Oli Ahmed and Md. Toufiq Iqbal, 2017. Seriwaste Compost Enhances Mulberry Leaf Yield and Quality in Bangladesh. American Journal of Plant Nutrition and Fertilization Technology, 7: 1-10.

DOI: 10.3923/ajpnft.2017.1.10

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ajpnft.2017.1.10

 
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