Preferences help
enabled [disable] Abstract
Number of results
2017 | 72 | 103-107
Article title

Potential of Cassava Peel as a biotechnical nutrient carrier for Organic Fertilizer Production to Increase Crop Production and Soil Fertility

Title variants
Languages of publication
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.
Physical description
  • Department of Agronomy (Crop and Soil Science), Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, Cross River University of Technology, Nigeria
  • [1] Adegbola, A. A., Asaolu, V. O. (1986). Preparation of cassava peels for use in small ruminant production in Western Nigeria. In: Towards optimal feeding of agricultural by-products to livestock in Africa, Preston TR, Nuwanyakapa MY, eds. ILCA, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
  • [2] Ajaz, A., Lone, B., Allai, A. and Nehvi, F. A. (2013). Growth, yield and economics of baby corn (Zea mays L.) as influence by Integrated Nutrient Management 9INM) practices. African Journal of Agric. Research, 8(3), pp. 4537-4540
  • [3] IFOAM. (2005). Norms of IFOAM basic standards for organic production and processing IFOAM, Germany. Accessed 31st December 2011.
  • [4] Kalu, C., Modugu, W. W. and Ubochi, I. (2009). Evaluation of soil waste management policy in Benin Metroolis, Edo State, Nigeria. African Sci. 10, 1-7.
  • [5] Kannaiyan, S. (2002). Biofertilizers for sustainable crop production. In: Biotechnology: (Ed. S. Kannaiyan). Springer, Germany pp. 9-50.
  • [6] Oboh, G. (2006). Nutrient enrichment of cassava peels using a mixed culture of Saccharomyces cerevisae and Lactobacillus sp. Solid media fermentation techniques. Electr. J. Biotech, 9: Isssue of January 15.
  • [7] Ogbo, F. C. and Odo, M. O. (2011). Potential of rice husk and cassava peel as carriers for bio-fertilizer production. Nigerian Journal of Biotechnology 23, 1-4.
  • [8] Ojeniyi, S. O., Adetoro, A. O. and Ojedina, S. A. (1999). Effect of Ash on Soil Fertility nutrients content and yield of Okra. Paper presented at the Horticultural Society of Nigeria Conference. Port Harcourt 5 pp.
  • [9] Onwudike, S. U., Asawalam, D. O. and Ano A. O. (2016). Influence of Agro-waste on soil properties, growth and yield of Maize (Zea mays L.) in an acid utisol of Oerri, Imo state. Nigerian Journal of Soil Science, 26. 279-294.
Document Type
Publication order reference
YADDA identifier
JavaScript is turned off in your web browser. Turn it on to take full advantage of this site, then refresh the page.