Poultry Waste Management using Earthworms E. eugeniae, E. foetida and P. excavates

DOI: 10.18805/ag.D-5116    | Article Id: D-5116 | Page : 323-327
Citation :- Poultry Waste Management using Earthworms E. eugeniae, E. foetida and P. excavates.Agricultural Science Digest.2020.(40):323-327
M.K. Ramesh, K. Kalaivanan, S. Durairaj, G. Selladurai  rajrithik2014@gmail.com
Address : Post Graduate and Research Department of Zoology, Arignar Anna Government Arts College, Cheyyar-604 407, Tamil nadu, India.
Submitted Date : 25-12-2019
Accepted Date : 4-03-2020

Abstract

In this study, biodegradation efficiacy of three different earthworms (E. eugeniae, E. foetida and P. excavates) on poultry waste was studied. Earthworms were exposed to various concentrations of poultry waste to identify the median lethal concentration, for 72 hrs. Macronutrient and micronutrients analysis of Poultry waste showed varied results in earthworm degrading samples than compared to control. Among the three earthworm species, E. eugeniae showed high efficiency of biodegrading poultry waste into an organic manure. This study identified the efficient earthworm with high biodegrading efficiency which helps to reduce the environmental pollution developed  by poultry waste.

Keywords

Biodegradation Earthworm Heavy metal Poultry waste

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