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A Comparative Study on the Nutrient Composition of the Biogas Slurry and other Organic Fertilizers used by Small Scale Farmers in Kenya

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Nyangau Jared, Gatebe Erastus, Nyagah Christopher, Njugi Alex, Ahenda Stephen
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A study was taken to compare the chemical composition of three organic fertilizers; biogas slurry, farmyard manure and slurry compost used by small scale farmers in Kajiado, Kiambu and Nakuru counties in Kenya for agricultural purposes. Proper utilization of the organic fertilizers can reduce the use of mineral fertilizers by 50% therefore reducing the cost of production. Both macro and micro nutrients: Nitrogen, Phosphorous, Potassium, Calcium, magnesium, Manganese, Copper, Iron and Zinc were analysed using the Standard Operating Procedures and compared to Kenyan organic fertilizer standards. The analysis indicated great variability in the levels of the nutrient composition from one organic fertilizer type to another.

Nyangau Jared, Gatebe Erastus, Nyagah Christopher, Njugi Alex, Ahenda Stephen

Biogas Slurry, Mineral Fertilizer, Organic Fertilizers

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Published in : Volume 3 | Issue 1 | January-February - 2017
Date of Publication Print ISSN Online ISSN
0000-00-00 2395-1990 2394-4099
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IJSRSET173150   Technoscience Academy

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Nyangau Jared, Gatebe Erastus, Nyagah Christopher, Njugi Alex, Ahenda Stephen, "A Comparative Study on the Nutrient Composition of the Biogas Slurry and other Organic Fertilizers used by Small Scale Farmers in Kenya", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp., January-February-2017.
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