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Potential of Different Vermicast Formulations Toward Chemical Composition and Microbial Functional Diversity as Biofertilizer

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1TitleTitle of DocumentPotential of Different Vermicast Formulations Toward Chemical Composition and Microbial Functional Diversity as Biofertilizer
2CreatorAuthor's name, affiliation, country SITI ZULAIHA HANAPI, HASSAN M. AWAD, MOHAMAD ROJI SARMIDI and RAMLAN AZIZ
Institute of Bioproduct Development, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), 81310, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Chemistry of Natural and Microbial Products Department, National Research Centre (NRC), Dokki, Cairo, Egypt
Biotechnology Research Alliance, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), 81310, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
3SubjectDicipline(s) Chemical Science
3SubjectKeywords Vermicast, Vermicomposting, EM, IMO, Chemical and microbial analysis
4DescriptionAbstract Three different formulations of biofertilizer - EM vermicompost, IMO vermicompost and control vermicompost were developed in this study. The macronutrients and microbiological content of each formulation were compared and field trial was conducted. The study showed that EM vermicompost had higher nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium content than IMO and control vermicomposts. Microbiological analysis results also showed that EM vermicompost had more lactobacillus, yeast and photosynthetic bacteria than the other two vermicomposts. This is in agreement with the field trial results where the percentage yield of the crops is higher for plants fertilized with EM vermicompost. In this study it can be concluded that EM vermicompost is a better biofertilizer than IMO and Control vermicomposts as demonstrated through its properties and performance.
5PublishersOrganizing agency, location WWW Publications, India
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8TypeStatus & genre Peer-reviewed Article
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10IdentifierDigital Object Identifier DOI:10.7598/cst2013.429
11SourceJournal/conference title; vol., no. (Year)Chemical Science Transactions, Volume  2 , Number  (S1), (2013)
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