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Agricultural Science Digest, volume 40 issue 3 (september 2020) : 323-327

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

M.K. Ramesh, K. Kalaivanan, S. Durairaj, G. Selladurai
1Post Graduate and Research Department of Zoology, Arignar Anna Government Arts College, Cheyyar-604 407, Tamil nadu, India.
Cite article:- Ramesh M.K., Kalaivanan K., Durairaj S., Selladurai G. (2020). Poultry Waste Management using Earthworms E. eugeniae, E. foetida and P. excavates. Agricultural Science Digest. 40(3): 323-327. doi: 10.18805/ag.D-5116.
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.
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