Qualitative Effect of Mechanical Turner on N-P-K Concentration of Compost


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Authors

  • Sarfraz Hashim Department of Agricultural Engineering, MNS University of Agriculture, Multan
  • Aftab Khaliq Department of Agricultural Engineering, MNS University of Agriculture, Multan
  • Alamgir Akhtar Khan Department of Agricultural Engineering, MNS University of Agriculture, Multan
  • Fiaz Ahmad Department of Agricultural Engineering, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan
  • Farrukh Ehsan Department of Agricultural Engineering, MNS University of Agriculture, Multan

Keywords:

Compost, Organic Fertilizer, Turner, Enrichment, Nutrients

Abstract

Solid waste management is the most significant issue from an environmental and agricultural perspective. Composting of the waste is a process to turn the trash into organic fertilizer. This study turns the waste into small size materials using a wood shredder for making organic compost. The nutrient concentration of the compost enriches by turning with the windrow turner machine. The nitrogen concentration increases from 75.1 to 2075 ppm, phosphorus from 1.5 to 12.9, and the same as for potassium. The results of the study concluded that good-quality compost could be produced by adopting the mechanically operated compost windrow turner.

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Published

2023-02-08

How to Cite

Hashim, S., Khaliq, A., Khan, A. A., Ahmad, F., & Ehsan, F. (2023). Qualitative Effect of Mechanical Turner on N-P-K Concentration of Compost. International Conference on Trends in Advanced Research, 1, 177–181. Retrieved from https://as-proceeding.com/index.php/ictar/article/view/201