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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

Volume 13 (2024) IJROWA

Issue 3, July 2024

Review Article
Transforming organic waste into productive resources through vermicompost and hydroponics in rice agriculture: A review

Purpose: Integrating vermicompost and hydroponics in rice agriculture presents an innovative and sustainable solution for transforming organic waste into valuable resources. This review explores the possible utilization of organic waste into productive resources through vermicompost and hydroponics in rice agriculture. Method: A comprehensive literature review was conducted to investigate the potential use of vermicompost derived […]

Original Article
Comparative study of cucumber ( Cucumissativus L.) cultivars under organic fertilizer treatments in the Southern Guinea Savanna, Nigeria

Purpose: The study investigated the growth and yield of cucumber cultivars under the influence of the organic fertilizers application. Method: A 4 x 5 factorial combination of four cucumber cultivars (Poinsett, Marketer, Marketmore, and  Darina hybrid) and four organic fertilizers (Sunshine, Aleshinloye, Gateway, KWASU organic-based fertilizer-KOBF, and the control) in a completely randomized design at […]

Original Article
Feasibility study of pilot scale vegetable waste composting project for Kundasang community’s waste management program

Purpose: Vegetable waste (VW) composting was assessed using a passive aerated pilot-scale composter at Kundasang, Sabah. The passive aerated composting system proposed at Kundasang Community Composting Site (KCCS) was analyzed for its techno-economic impact. Method: The composting performance (temperature, organic matter loss, moisture content, pH value, electrical conductivity, and nutrient value) of 500 ± 2 […]

Original Article
Efficacy of vermicompost derived from local organic wastes as nursery sub-strates for cabbage and chili seedlings

Purpose: This study aimed to evaluate vermicompost derived from various local organic wastes as a nursery material for cultivating cabbage and chili seedlings, converting organic waste into fertilizer through vermicomposting. Method: Local organic materials, including cow dung, spent mushroom waste, and coffee grounds were utilized as the main substrates for earthworm bedding. Three main substrates, […]

Original Article
Integrated application of wood ash and inorganic fertilizer sources on vegetative growth, fruit yield, and nutrient quality of Solanum aethiopicum L.

Purpose: Wood ash is an important alternative source of inorganic potassium especially for farmers in areas with acidic soils. Method: The experiment was carried out in two phases. In the first phase, treatments consisted of the application of inorganic fertilizer sources (0 kgha-1, 130.44 kgha-1 of urea, and 300 kgha-1 of NPK of 20:10:10) and […]

Original Article
Swine manure management by bokashi fermentation and composting with biological activators in a Colombian High Mountain Region

Purpose: Clean and efficient alternatives for sustainable treatment of pig farming wastes are a priority in suburban areas in Forest Reserves of High Andean ecosystems. Among these technologies are Bokashi Fermentation and composting with added microorganisms (bioaugmentation) or nutrients (biostimulation) as biological activators. Method: In a Colombian rural area located at 3160 m.a.s.l., focused on […]

IJROWA-2306-1678 (R3)-3-20
Original Article
Quantifying the impact of fermented liquid bio formulations, biofertilizers and organic amendments on horticultural and soil nutrient traits of garden pea ( Pisum sativum L.)

Purpose: Modern agriculture heavily relies on the use of synthetic fertilisers, which are expensive and associated with significant environmental risks. Hence, it is necessary to focus on developing integrated farming practices that encompass cost-effective synthetic fertilisers. Method: The present experimentation was carried out to assess the effect of various treatments comprised of fermented liquid bio […]

Original Article
Utilizing rice-husk waste as an effective weed control mulch for Holy Basil (Ocimum sanctum ) production in a tropical environment

Purpose: The growing adverse effects of agrochemicals on environmental health and safety warrant an examination of ecologically safe alternatives for weed control. The objective of this study was to determine the effect of rice-husk waste on the growth performance and weed management (WM) of Ocimum sanctum. Method: In a randomized complete block design with three […]

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Review Article
A comprehensive review of composting from coffee waste: Revalori-sation of coffee residue in Colombia

Purpose: Globally, Colombia is recognized as a coffee-growing country par excellence, which entails generating a large amount of coffee waste. This narrative study aims to review the possible use of such coffee waste to obtain nutrient-rich compost following key composting processes. The final is to investigate the importance and suitability of this compost type. Method: […]

Original Article
Agronomic performance of curly lettuce seedlings from mill compost substrate under organic cropping system

  Purpose: Millicompost is an organic substrate generated by the activity of millipedes (diplopods) with high potential for seedling production. This work aimed to evaluate the performance of green curly lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.) using seedlings produced with millicompost, at different levels of nitrogen (N) fertilization at seedling transplant, in an organic production system. Method: […]

Original Article
Effects of recycled organic waste in soilless growing medium on the growth and flowering of Gerbera (Gerbera jamesonii Bol.) in pot culture

Purpose: Cocopeat resources in Iran are limited and unsuitable, and they must be imported from abroad at a high cost. It is therefore essential to evaluate suitable growth media to replace cocopeat. Method: During this experiment, we conducted a completely randomized experimental design with seven types of growing media in a greenhouse with two layers […]

IJROWA-2306-1662 (R3)-3-20
Original Article
Effect of plant and animal based compost on the growth and yield of Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus) in a Nigeria-derived Savanna

Purpose: The limitation of the use of some agricultural wastes is their C/N ratio. This study was aimed at integrating cocoa pod husk, moringa leaves, and poultry droppings in composted form for enriched soil amendments for vegetable production. Method: Three compost types: cocoa pod husk, moringa leaf, and poultry droppings were composted for 60 days […]