Effectiveness of Replacing Inorganic Fertilizer with Compost Made of Garden Waste for Coconut Palm
Athambawa Samsar1, Athamabwa Mohamed Razmy2
1Athambawa Samsar*, Department of Landscape, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka.
2Athamabwa Mohamed Razmy, Department of Applied Sciences, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka. Department of Statistics, Sultan Qaboos University, Sultanate of Oman.
Manuscript received on March 11, 2020. | Revised Manuscript Received on March 13, 2020. | Manuscript published on March 15, 2020. | PP: 83-85 | Volume-4 Issue-7, March 2020. | Retrieval Number: G0687034720/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijmh.G0687.034720
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Abstract: Replacement of inorganic fertilizer with organic manure is welcome by the world due to health concern and increasing cost of production. In the coconut sector, inorganic fertilizers are heavily used and it is costly. Therefore, three treatment combinations were tried to supplement or replace the inorganic fertilizer with the organic manure for the coconut palms. The study revealed that completely forgetting the inorganic fertilizer with the tested amount of organic manure is not possible. Addition of organic manure to the existing inorganic fertilizer dose recommendation is not increasing the nut’s yield in number but the nut’s quality.
Keywords: Inorganic fertilizer, Nut’s quality, Nut Yield, Organic Manure.