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Parthenium (Parthenium hysterophorus L.) Compost Characterization for Plant Nutrient Contents in Ginir District of East Bale Zone, South-Eastern Ethiopia

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Parthenium (Parthenium hysterophorus L.) characterization in the southeast of Ethiopia, in the Oromia Region, the compost for Major Plant Nutrient Contents experiment was carried out in the Ginir District of the Bale Zone. As a result, the purpose of this research was to evaluate the quality and nutrient content of compost made from parthenium combined with wheat byproduct and farmyard manure. Before they began to bloom, the parthenium plants were harvested and cut into smaller pieces. As a result, parthenium compost was made using three different methods, including parthenium biomass plus farmyard manure, parthenium biomass plus crop residue, and parthenium biomass plus both farmyard manure and crop residue. Important chemical characteristics like pH, EC, OC, TN, available P, CEC, and exchangeable bases (Ca, Mg, K, and Na) and micronutrients (Fe, Mn, Cu, and Zn) were examined using standard practice laboratory techniques. The compost had high plant nutrients and significantly varied among the three Parthenium compost preparation techniques, according to the results of the final laboratory analysis of the prepared and harvested Parthenium compost. As a result, Parthenium compost provides multiple benefits, including high nutrient content, weed control, and the general environmental friendliness of using organic fertilizers.

DOI 10.11648/j.wjast.20230104.20
Published in World Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology ( Volume 1, Issue 4, December 2023 )
Page(s) 139-144
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Keywords

Nutrients, Parthenium, Parthenium Compost, Nutrient Quality, Ginir

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  • Oromia Agricultural Research Institute, Sinana Agricultural Research Center, Soil Fertility Improvement, Soil and Water Conservation and Watershed Management Team, Bale-Robe, Ethiopia

  • Oromia Agricultural Research Institute, Sinana Agricultural Research Center, Soil Fertility Improvement, Soil and Water Conservation and Watershed Management Team, Bale-Robe, Ethiopia

  • Oromia Agricultural Research Institute, Sinana Agricultural Research Center, Soil Fertility Improvement, Soil and Water Conservation and Watershed Management Team, Bale-Robe, Ethiopia

  • Oromia Agricultural Research Institute, Sinana Agricultural Research Center, Soil Fertility Improvement, Soil and Water Conservation and Watershed Management Team, Bale-Robe, Ethiopia

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