Journal of
Agricultural Biotechnology and Sustainable Development

  • Abbreviation: J. Agric. Biotech. Sustain. Dev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2340
  • DOI: 10.5897/JABSD
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 138

Full Length Research Paper

Shorten the producing process of horse manure to fermented compost and appropriate fertilization on crops

Yong-Hong Lin
  • Yong-Hong Lin
  • 1Department of Plant Industry, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Pingtung, Taiwan.
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Tai-Yuan Chen
  • Tai-Yuan Chen
  • 2Kaohsiung District Agricultural Research and Extension Station, Pingtung, Taiwan.
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Chih-Hang Chang
  • Chih-Hang Chang
  • 2Kaohsiung District Agricultural Research and Extension Station, Pingtung, Taiwan.
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Tzu-Che Lin
  • Tzu-Che Lin
  • 1Department of Plant Industry, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Pingtung, Taiwan.
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You-Jen Lee
  • You-Jen Lee
  • 1Department of Plant Industry, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Pingtung, Taiwan.
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Mei-Juan Lin
  • Mei-Juan Lin
  • 1Department of Plant Industry, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Pingtung, Taiwan.
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Jia-Hong Lin
  • Jia-Hong Lin
  • 1Department of Plant Industry, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Pingtung, Taiwan.
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  •  Received: 13 November 2020
  •  Accepted: 03 February 2021
  •  Published: 28 February 2021

Abstract

Horse manure composts may provide nutrients to crops as well as enrichment of good microorganisms for phytoprotection. Previous studies have shown their effectiveness against diseases but there are problems to overcome their composting procedures. The purpose of this experiment is to treat the horse manure starting from the stable to produce compost for crop growth. The results indicate that the manure can be enriched in its nutrient components after appropriate crushing. Biophase analysis of the microorganisms on manure composts during their fermentation showed that the main genus is Bacillus subtilus species which is characterized by higher temperature resistance and so has higher concentration after fermentation. Field experiment on cabbage growth shows that horse compost may improve soil property, nutrient components and cabbage quality more than the compost sold in the market.

Key words: Horse manure, plant nutrition, agricultural management, resource, product innovation.