Influence of whole poultry carcass meal on certain growth parameters of chilli plants


P. Sivakumar
Department of Livestock Products Technology (Meat Science)
Veterinary College and Research Institute
Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Namakkal – 637 002.
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Received: 20-02-2019                                                                                                                   Accepted: 02-06-2019

In order to mitigate the environmental pollution and disposal of dead poultry birds environment friendly methods and to reduce the indiscriminate usage of inorganic fertilizer the cost of fertilizer and increase the usage level of organic manure to inorganic manure for the agricultural purpose, this study was conducted with aim to manage study whole poultry carcass based meal on the growth parameter of chilli crops, as organic fertilizers on growth, yield and quality of green Chilli. The dead birds were collected from poultry farm and the carcass meal was prepared by dry rendering process. The prepared carcass meal (25%, 50%, 75%, 100% and 125%) was applied as a fertilizer along with farm yard manure and inorganic manure in different proportion to chilli crop. The height of the chilli plant at 30 and 60 days after planting were recorded. As a result, with the incorporation of carcass meal the height of the plant was increased compared to inorganic fertilizer applied. The increase in plant height was found in 100 % (T5) and 125% (T6) of carcass meal application was comparable with other doses of carcass meal and recorded significantly taller plant with higher yield.
Key words: Whole Poultry Carcass meal, Rendering, chilli crop, Plant height.

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