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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences

Year: 2000  |  Volume: 3  |  Issue: 9  |  Page No.: 1420 - 1423

Study on the Impact of Fertilization on the Production of Artemia (Cyst and Biomass) and Salt in an Integrated System from the Solar Salt Works of Bangladesh

S.U. Ahmed, M.A.Rahman, M.N. Islam, M. Kamal and S. Awal

Abstract

An on-farm study was undertaken to investigate the possibility of Artemia culture with salt in the traditional solar salt beds of Bangladesh and to find out the impact of various fertilization treatments on the production performance of Artemia (cysts and biomass) and salt through integrated approach. Four treatments in two consecutive years of experiment like, T1 and T2 ( in the first year), T3 and T4 (in the second year) was applied for this integrated culture system. Treatments were comprised of application of urea and triple super phosphate (TSP) and dried and powdered chicken manure at different doses. Study reveals that modified solar salt beds of Bangladesh having suitable water quality can be successfully utilized for salt Artemia production in the winter months. A significant higher production of Artemia cysts (P=0.0015) and biomass (P=0.0136) was found for treatments T3 (15.23 kg/ha DW) and T3 (196.10 kg/ha WW) respectively. No effect of Artemia - salt integration system was observed on the quantity of salt production.

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