Suitability of Goat Dung and Calotropis Gigantea Leaves for Composting

Author(s): Mayur C. Shah, Sumit R. Kansara and Prateek G. Shilpkar

Composting of goat dung and leaves of Calotropis gigantea was performed for 90 days. Changes in pH, electrical conductivity, calcium, magnesium, chloride, total organic carbon, total nitrogen, C : N ratio, available phosphorus and available potassium were recorded during composting at different composting period of 30, 60 and 90 days. Results show that contents of all the parameters fluctuates with composting time. Contents of calcium, magnesium, total nitrogen, available phosphorus and available potassium were increased during composting compared to their values in goat dung before composting whereas organic carbon and C : N ratio decreased.

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