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

Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Hossein Pourmoghadas

Online ISSN: 2251-7715

Print ISSN: 2195-3228

Publishes Quarterly

Volume 5 (2016)

Issue 1, March 2016

Original Article
Effects of organic amendments on sand dune fixation

Background Poor physical and chemical properties of sand dune soil are the main constrains in afforestation of sand dune in desertified area. The aim of this study is to improve the physical and chemical properties of dune soil in Elrawakeeb Dry Land Station using organic wastes as a fertilizer source and amendments, for sustainable sand […]

Original Article
The effect of rice hull as a silicon source on anthracnose disease resistance and some growth and fruit parameters of capsicum grown in simplified hydroponics

Introduction Silicon is beneficial for many plants for growth, yield and enhancing resistance to biotic and abiotic stresses. In the present study, silicon as a form of rice hull sand mixture (3:2 v/v) was used in simplified hydroponic system to evaluate the performance and disease resistance of Capsicum annuum L. The nutrients were supplied by […]

Original Article
King oyster mushroom production using various sources of agricultural wastes in Iran

Background King oyster mushroom (Pleurotus eryngii) contains many medicinal and nutritional values, excellent flavors, and a long shelf life. Cultivation of edible mushroom on agricultural and lignocellulosic waste like wheat straw and wood chips gives a high yield and nutritional contains. In present study, the effects of lignocellulosic organic wastes, such as wood chips, wheat […]

Original Article
Tomato seedling growth response to different water sources and a substrate partially replaced with dewatered aquaculture effluent

Purpose The experiment was performed to determine the effect a commercial potting mix partially replaced with dewatered aquaculture effluent had on tomato transplant growth. Methods The experiment was designed as a 2 9 3 factorial and evaluated two water sources (water-soluble, inorganic fertilizer or municipal water) and three soilless substrates with 0, 5 or 10 […]

Original Article
Feasibility and performance of high-rate psychrophilic dry anaerobic digestion of high solids content dairy manure

Purposes The main purpose of the R&D was to develop a novel high-rate psychrophilic dry anaerobic digestion (PDAD) for processing a mixture of cow feces and wheat straw (CFWS) in sequencing batch bioreactor (SBR) operated at high organic loading rate (OLR). The main research question was to assess the feasibility of operating the PDAD-SBR at […]

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Production, characterization and evaluation of biochar from pod (Pisum sativum), leaf (Brassica oleracea) and peel (Citrus sinensis) wastes

Purpose Biochar has potential as a valuable tool for the agricultural industry with its unique ability to help build soil health, increase physical properties of soil, soil pH, organic carbon content, conserve water and mitigate drought, reduce GHG emission, conserve nutrients, decrease fertilizer requirements, sequester carbon,increase crop productivity and serve as a most preferred habitat […]

Original Article
Chemical study of vermicomposted agroindustrial wastes

Purpose The disposal of solid waste is a serious environmental problem for humanity. Vermicomposting is used as one of the methods for recycling of organic waste, resulting in a humified material of great agronomic potential which promotes carbon sequestration when applied to the soil. The aim of this study was to evaluate the chemical characteristics […]

Original Article
Potential of Perionyx excavatus (Perrier) in lignocellulosic solid waste management and quality vermifertilizer production for soil health

Purpose The aim of this study was to recycle and reuse the enormously available unutilized lignocellulosic solid organic waste resource, cashew leaf litter (CLL) admixed with various animal dungs, cowdung, sheepdung and horsedung by employing predominantly available indigenous epigeic earthworm—Perionyx excavatus (Perrier, 1872) and produce quality vermifertilizer. Methods Four different combinations of each [(100 % […]

Original Article
Effect of animal waste and vegetable compost on production and growth of earthworm (Eisenia fetida) during vermiculture

Purpose The purpose of the study is to evaluate the effect of different animal product wastes and plant compost on survival and growth of earthworm (Eisenia fetida). Methods The study is realized in a vermibin for a duration of 90 days. The initial physico-chemical parameters (pH, humidity, ash, organic matter, carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus and C:N […]