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International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies
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Short term effects of chicken manure application on soil physicochemical properties cropped with silage maize


Volume 9, Issue 2, November 2014, Pages 662–671

 Short term effects of chicken manure application on soil physicochemical properties cropped with silage maize

Rachid Aboutayeb1, Mohamed Elgharous2, Zhor Abail3, Badr Faouzi4, and Yahya Koulali5

1 Department of biology, health and Environment, Faculty of Sciences and Techniques, University Hassan 1th, Settat, Morocco
2 Regional Center of Agricultural Research, Settat, Morocco
3 Regional Center of Agricultural Research, Settat, Morocco
4 National Office for Food Safety, Service Plant Protection, Settat, Morocco
5 Department of biology, health and Environment, Faculty of Sciences and Techniques, University Hassan 1th, Settat, Morocco

Original language: English

Received 10 September 2014

Copyright © 2014 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract


The main objectives of this study were to evaluate the short-term effect of chicken manure on soil properties of cultivated horizon (0-20 cm) under silage maize. The field experiment was conducted using a randomized complete block design. In total, twelve plots were arranged; it consisted of four treatments and three repetitions. Applied treatments included a control (C) and spreading of chicken manure at 5 t / ha (T1), 10 t / ha (T2) and 15 t / ha (T3). The results obtained showed that the application of chicken manure improves several soil properties. It induced a significant increase in the soil electrical conductivity (EC), the phosphorus and nitrates content (NO3-) depending on the amount applied. A slight acidification was recorded after manure application. This acidification is probably due to mineralization of organic matter activated after incorporation of manure into the soil. Trends of increasing soil organic matter (OM) were registered. Its contents ranged from 4.60%, 5.65%, 5.57% and 5.66% for C, T1, T2 and T3 respectively. The total nitrogen and potassium content were higher after application without marking a significant difference. The nitrogen contents varied from 0.20 to 0.23% and those of potassium from 277 to 350 ppm. The production of corn silage was significantly higher in plots (T3), with a production of 17.8 t/ ha. For other treatments, production has not registered a significant difference. They ranged from 10.7 to 13.4 ton per hectare.

Author Keywords: Spreading, chicken manure, physicochemical, soil properties, amendment.


How to Cite this Article


Rachid Aboutayeb, Mohamed Elgharous, Zhor Abail, Badr Faouzi, and Yahya Koulali, “Short term effects of chicken manure application on soil physicochemical properties cropped with silage maize,” International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies, vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 662–671, November 2014.