Humus Production from Cassava (Manihot esculenta) Peels by Eudrilus eugeniae (terrestrial oligochete)

Caroline C. Mba


A biovariant of Eudrilus eugeniae, Nigerian Oligochete which can feed on and detoxify cassava peel was isolated. The compost resulting from the earthworm dejections possesses very high water holding capacity, high K content, high CEC, low C/N and C/P ratio relative to the original cassava peels. Normal earthworms could thrive well in the cassava peel - Eudrilus eugeniae - compost. Agronomical property of the compost was discussed.

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