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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 5, Issue:9, September, 2016

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(9): 675-681

Bioconversion of Water Hyacinth into Enriched Vermicompost and its Effect on Growth and Yield of Peanut
S. Sridevi1, M. Prabu2* and N.G. Tamilselvi1
1Department of Zoology, Annamalai University, Chidambaram – 608 002 Tamil Nadu, India
2Department of Biology, Gandhigram Rural Institute, Gandhigram – 624 302 Tamil Nadu, India  
*Corresponding author

Water hyacinth (Eichornia crassipes [Mart.] Solms) is alien invasive hydrophytes that cause environmental hazardous. Bioconversions of water hyacinth through vermicomposting were attempted. In the present study water hyacinth integrated with cow dung (1:3) was allowed for composting for a period of 45 days by using earthworm species Eisenia foetida. Later it was subjected to analysis of microbial flora (Bacteria: 93.07×10ˉ6 CFU gˉ¹; Fungi: 118×10ˉ² CFU gˉ¹ and Actinomycetes: 77.52×10ˉ3 CFU gˉ¹), physicochemical characteristics, nutrients (Nitrogen 2.85 %, Phosphorus 2.10 % and Potassium 3.05 %) and employed as good organic manure for the pot culture of the leguminous crop namely Peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.) and was found to be a better growth and yield.

Keywords: Water Hyacinth, Earthworm, Vermicompost, Peanut,Organic Manure.

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Sridevi, S., M. Prabu and Tamilselvi, N.G. 2016. Bioconversion of Water Hyacinth into Enriched Vermicompost and its Effect on Growth and Yield of Peanut.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(9): 675-681. doi:
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