Investigation of Compost Quality of Meadow GrassJournal: International Journal of Advances in Agricultural Science and Technology (IJAAST) (Vol.4, No. 10)
Publication Date: 2017-10-30
Authors : Amra Bratovcic Amra Odobasic Indira Sestan Vedran Stuhli;
Page : 18-27
Keywords : nitrogen; phosphorus; potassium; compost; grass;
In this paper, we have investigated the compost quality originated from natural process of decomposition of meadow grass. We have analysed three samples with different source and content of organic matter and they are named by: compost, garden and greenhouse in order to compare them. The compost sample implied the natural process of decomposition of meadow grass without the controlled conditions, i.e. under natural atmospheric conditions for a period of eight months. The sample of greenhouse means the soil that is enriched with fertilizer originating from goat (goat fertilizer), while the garden sample means the soil without any fertilization. To those samples are determined the percentage of moisture and organic matter, active and potential acidity and conductivity. In all three samples are determined certain essential macro-elements: the nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. The experimental results showed that the natural process of decomposition of organic material (meadow grass) created a high quality ecological fertilizer with extremely rich content of sodium and potassium, while scarce phosphorus content.
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