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International Journal of Recycling of Organic Waste in Agriculture (IJROWA)

Editor-in-Chief: Hossein Pourmoghadas, PhD

Online ISSN: 2251-7715

Print ISSN: 2195-3228

Publishes Quarterly

Original Article
Use of vermicomposting biotechnology for recycling organic wastes in agriculture

Recent trend of declining sustainability in agricultural production is appearing as a major threat to most of the Asian countries. To combat the situation, increasing importance is now being paid on incorporation of organic materials for rejuvenating the health condition and, hence, the productivity of these soils. Large scale availability of conventional organic manures being […]

Original Article
Effect of tertiary combinations of animal dung with agrowastes on the growth and development of earthworm Eisenia fetida during organic waste management

Background: Abundant uses of chemical fertilizers have adversely affected the soil. The large production of livestock dung is recorded in India annually. The presence of abundant agrowastes and animal dung causes serious problems to animals as well as to human beings, due to the improper management of these wastes. Due to the presence of different […]

Original Article
Vermicompost leachate reduces some negative effects of salt stress in pomegranate

Purpose Growth and productivity of plant crops are negatively affected by salt stress. Vermicompost leachate (VCL) has beneficial effects on plant growth in several different ways. This experiment was conducted to investigate the potential of VCL for raising the tolerance of pomegranate against salinity. Methods A pot experiment was organized to analyze some physiological attributes […]

Original Article
Agro-environmental assessment of composting plants in Southwestern of Morocco (Souss-Massa Region)

Purpose The region of Souss-Massa generates huge quantities of organic horticultural wastes estimated up to 1,307,465 tonsyear-1 . Fruit and vegetable producers are asked to process the organic wastes because of the GlobalGAP certification requirements. As a result, there is a need to assess the existing composting plants at regional scale, to improve their efficiency, […]

Original Article
Changes on soil structural stability after in natura and composted chicken manure application

Purpose Many studies evaluate the effect of successive applications of chicken manure on soil attributes. In Brazil, the commercialization of this waste is common, implying on its sporadic use instead of many applications at the same area. The short-term effects of a single application of chicken manure and the role of its composting on soil […]

Original Article
Optimization of chicken manure combustion parameters in the aspect of phosphorus recovery

PurposeThe increasing demand for phosphorous for the production of mineral fertilizers forces the continuous development of research and new technologies in the field of obtaining it from sources other than phosphate rocks. This paper presents an analysis of optimizing the combustion parameters of chicken manure in the aspect of phosphorous recovery. Methods The combustion process […]

Original Article
Bioconversion of agro-industrial wastes: Combined compost and vermicompost processes using Eisenia fetida for stabilization of poultry litter

Purpose A combined treatment of composting and vermicomposting of poultry litter (PL), rice hulls (RH) and/or eucalyptus sawdust (ES) was carried out in order to obtain a high-quality organic fertilizer and avoid the environmental problems associated with the use of raw poultry manure and fresh agricultural waste materials. Methods Three composting mixtures were made at […]

Short Communications
Effect of substrates consisting of organic waste processed by diplopods on production of lettuce seedlings

Purpose To characterize substrates made of millicomposts produced from a mixture of cow paw leaves (Bauhinia sp.), grass clippings (Paspalum notatum), banana leaves (Musa sp.) and cardboard submitted to processing through the activity of millipedes Trigoniulus corallinus for 90, 125 or 180 days. The efficiency of producing lettuce seedlings using these substrates was compared to […]

Effect of substrates consisting of organic waste processed by diplopods on production of lettuce seedlings
Short Communications Compost
Biotransformation of organic wastes through composting using Trichoderma harzianum and its effects on cucumber ( Cucumis sativus L.) yield

Purpose Soil nutrient depletion and possible degradation have been highlighted as key reasons for lower crop yields in Nigeria. The present study was aimed to assess the effect of Trichoderma harzianum on the bioconversion of different solid organic wastes into compost and its application on cucumber. Method The treatments were 3 levels of T. harzianum inoculum (0, 5 and 10 ml) and 4 types of solid […]

Biotransformation of organic wastes through composting using Trichoderma harzianum and its effects on cucumber ( Cucumis sativus L.) yield