Blessing Funmbi Sasanya
Ibadan, Oyo State
Effects of Piggery and Poultry Bioslurry on the Safe Consumption of Amaranthus hybridus and Corchorus olitorius.
Author(s): Blessing Funmbi SasanyaBlessing Funmbi Sasanya
Several health and environmental hazards had been associated with the use of synthetic fertilizers. It is, therefore, appropriate to look into possible alternatives which can assure safety. Hence this study aims to investigate and compare the effect of bioslurry on the heavy metals and anion contents of vegetables planted on bioslurries amended soils, inorganic fertilizers amended soils and soil with no amendments. Two vegetables Amaranthus hybridus (A) and Corchorus olitorius (C) as well as five treatments; piggery bio-slurry (V), poultry bio-slurry (W), piggery+poultry bio-slurry (X), inorganic fertilizer (Y) and the control (Z) were employed in the experiments. Nine samples of each vegetable type were harvested from each of the treatments for heavy metals and anion contents analysis from the plant leaves based on IITA (2001) standards. The highest Ca2+,.. Read More»