African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6576

Full Length Research Paper

Use of cattle waste on the farm

Lunara de Sousa Alves
  • Lunara de Sousa Alves
  • Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, Pombal-PB, Brasil.
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Mario Leno Martins Veras
  • Mario Leno Martins Veras
  • Universidade Federal da Paraíba, Campus II, Areia-PB, Brasil.
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Jose Sebastiao de Melo Filho
  • Jose Sebastiao de Melo Filho
  • Universidade Federal da Paraíba, Campus II, Areia-PB, Brasil.
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Nelto Almeida de Sousa
  • Nelto Almeida de Sousa
  • Universidade Federal da Paraíba, Campus II, Areia-PB, Brasil.
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Lucimara Ferreira de Figueiredo
  • Lucimara Ferreira de Figueiredo
  • Universidade Federal da Paraíba, Campus II, Areia-PB, Brasil.
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Rosinaldo de Sousa Ferreira
  • Rosinaldo de Sousa Ferreira
  • Universidade Federal da Paraíba, Campus II, Areia-PB, Brasil.
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Rayane Amaral Andrade
  • Rayane Amaral Andrade
  • Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, Pombal-PB, Brasil.
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Leandra de Melo Cavalcante Sousa
  • Leandra de Melo Cavalcante Sousa
  • Universidade Federal da Paraíba, Campus II, Areia-PB, Brasil.
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Alvaro Carlos Goncalves Neto
  • Alvaro Carlos Goncalves Neto
  • Universidade Federal da Paraíba, Campus III, Bananeiras-PB, Brasil.
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Thiago Jardelino Dias
  • Thiago Jardelino Dias
  • Universidade Federal da Paraíba, Campus II, Areia-PB, Brasil.
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  •  Received: 22 September 2016
  •  Accepted: 14 October 2016
  •  Published: 08 December 2016

Abstract

Lack of fertile soil is among the main problems in world agricultural production areas, mainly in vegetable crop production areas. In this sense, we aimed to evaluate the the production of chili (Capsicum annuum L.) using cow urine as an organic fertilizer. The survey was conducted from June to September 2014 at the School State of Primary and Secondary Nossa Senhora da Conceição, Belém de Brejo do Cruz – PB, Brazil. The experimental design was completely randomized (DIC),  in 5 x 2 factorial scheme of 40 plants, with seven repetitions. There was a total of 10 treatments. The effects of 5 cow urine doses were studied: 0,  25,  50, 75 and 100 ml, applied to soil combined with fertilizers: A1 = wood powder + cattle manure + sand washed (1:1:1) and A2 = cattle manure + sand washed (2:1)). There was a significant effect at 1% probability in F test for cow urine doses in all variables. Except the fruit length and number of unmarketable fruits, organic fertilizers statistically influenced the level of p <0.01 in all variables. There was no significant response to the interaction doses × organic fertilizers.  100 ml of cow urine provided good results in the production of chili. The organic manure fertilizer bovine + washed sand is great for chili culture. it is not recommended to incorporate wood powder organic fertilizers.

Key words: Agroecology, Capsicum annuum L., cow urine.