Pig dung as pond manure: effect on water quality, pond productivity and growth of carps in polyculture system

Dhawan, A. and Kaur, S. (2002) Pig dung as pond manure: effect on water quality, pond productivity and growth of carps in polyculture system. Naga, the ICLARM Quarterly, 25(1), pp. 11-14.

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Abstract

Pig dung was used as manure at 18 and 36 t/ha/year in carp polyculture (without supplementary feeding) for 270 days. It was observed that pig dung at both the levels did not degrade the physico-chemical properties (pH, dissolved oxygen and alkalinity) of water. The nutrient (phosphates and nitrates) level of water was higher in manured ponds than control ponds (no manuring, only supplementary feeding). Further, plankton levels (phyto- and zooplankton) were also significantly higher in manured ponds. The growth of Catla catla and Labeo rohita was significantly more in manured ponds than in control ponds. Growth of Cirrhinus cirrhosus and Cyprinus carpio was significantly more in ponds manured with pig dung at 18 t/ha/year than in control ponds and the growth of Ctenopharyngodon idellus was significantly more in control than in manured ponds.

Item Type: Article
Title: Pig dung as pond manure: effect on water quality, pond productivity and growth of carps in polyculture system
Personal Creator/Author:
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Dhawan, A.
Kaur, S.
Journal or Publication Title: Naga, the ICLARM Quarterly
Volume: 25
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 11-14
Date: 2002
ISSN: 0116-290X
Issuing Agency: WorldFish Center
Uncontrolled Keywords: Polyculture; Ponds; Manure; Carp; Catla catla; Labeo rohita; Cirrhinus cirrhosus; Cyprinus carpio; Ctenopharyngodon
Subjects: Aquaculture
Item ID: 9160
Depositing User: Mr William Ko
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2012 07:28
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2012 07:28
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/9160

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