Potential of Cassava Peel as a biotechnical nutrient carrier for Organic Fertilizer Production to Increase Crop Production and Soil Fertility
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Cassava peel has shown the potential of been efficient as a carrier material for biofertilizer production. Cassava peels are in large quantity and practically of no economic value in many developing nations, thus, satisfy criteria for its adoption as a biofertilizer-carrier material. The study evaluated the potential of cassava peel as a biofertilizer nutrient carrier and its effect on maize growth. Cassava peel has been found to have low moisture content and bulk density, high porosity and good water absorption capacity which aids inoculant organism survival as indicated in the significant (p< 0.05) increased in plant growth parameters, which stands higher (p < 0.05) over the control, with highest plant height and number of leaves produced at an application rate of 12t ha-1 biofertilizer.
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