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Assessment of Municipal Solid Waste Compost (MSWC) as a soil amendment with respect to physicochemical and biological aspects and development of management strategy for potential constraints.

NRC Grant: 14-019

Dr. D. A. L. Leelamanie
Dept. of Soil Science,
Faculty of Agriculture, 
University of Ruhuna
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Area of Research:  Soil Science
Status:   Ongoing

 

Objectives

  1. Characterization of MSWC and Agricultural waste compost (AWC) considering physical, chemical, and biological parameters.
  2. Physicochemical and biological assessment of soils amended with MSWC and AWC.
  3. Germinations and growth characteristics of crops grown in soils amended with MSWC and AWC. Comparative performance evaluation of MSWC in relation to AWC and chemical fertilizers.
  4. Determination of potential constraints related with MSWC considering phytotoxic characterization.
  5. Development of management strategy for potential constraints (Eg. salinity, sodicity, acidity).

Post graduate students of the project

Mr. I. S. U. Rupasinghe(Registered for Mphil Degree)