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Table 2 Physico-chemical analysis of initial and final cattle dung vermicompost

From: Instrumental characterization of organic wastes for evaluation of vermicompost maturity

Parameters Initial cattle dung Final vermicompost
pH 8.35 ± 0.08 7.12 ± 0.05
EC (mS/cm) 3.52 ± 0.05 2.82 ± 0.03
Total organic carbon (%) 46.28 ± 0.52 33.79 ± 0.36
C:N ratio 34.53 ± 0.26 16.89 ± 0.43
Total Kjeldhal nitrogen (%) 1.34 ± 0.01 2.0 ± 0.03
Total phosphorus (%) 0.59 ± 0.06 1.08 ± 0.05
Total potassium (%) 2.23 ± 0.04 1.96 ± 0.06
Total sodium (%) 8.09 ± 0.28 13.42 ± 0.21
  1. Source Bhat et al. (2013, 2016b)