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Silkworm litter: Use as nitrogen replacement for vegetable crop cultivation and substrate for mushroom cultivation

Authors
Journal
Biological Wastes
0269-7483
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
27
Issue
3
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0269-7483(89)90002-5
Disciplines
  • Agricultural Science
  • Chemistry

Abstract

Abstract In adopting any technology it is important to consider the waste utilisation aspect so that better returns are obtained and the pollution of the environment by waste is minimised. In sericulture industry the waste from rearing trays, i.e. the silkworm litter, is available in large quantities. The present study has shown that silkworm litter could be used as a nitrogen source in replacing chemical fertilisers for vegetable crop production and as a substrate for mushroom cultivation.

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