Amount of macronutrients in vermicompost from tissue paper waste with earthworm
Keywords:Tissue papers, Earthworms, Eudrilus eugeniae, Pheretima peguana, Macronutrients
This research aimed to study and compare the macronutrients in vermicompost from tissue paper waste with earthworm. Two species of earthworm (Eudrilus eugeniae and Pheretima peguana) were used in this study. The experiments were set up as 4 sets and were operated in plastic tub (60 x 40 x 13 cm) for 4 weeks. During the degradation, the moisture content was controlled at 70-80% by using sprinkling water. The macronutrients including nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium were analyzed. The result showed that the macronutrients (nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium content) in vermicompost from Eudrilus eugeniae were 0.0161, 16.420 and 82.428 mg/kg, respectively. The macronutrients (nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium content) in vermicompost fromPheretima peguana were 0.0142, 14.631 and 54.123 mg/kg, respectively. In addition, the macronutrients in vermicompost from two species of earthworm were significantly different between Eudrilus eugeniae and Pheretima peguana (P ˂ 0.05).
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