In situ nitrogen mineralization and nutrient release by soil amended with black soldier fly frass fertilizer

Abstract:

Although black soldier fly frass fertilizer (BSFFF) is effective on crop performance, information on nitrogen (N) mineralization and nutrient release capacity of soils amended with BSFFF is lacking. This study utilized field incubation experiments to investigate the ammonification, nitrification, microbial populations, and quantities of nutrients released by soils amended with BSFFF and commercial organic fertilizer (SAFI) for a period equivalent to two maize cropping seasons. For the control treatment, no BSFFF or SAFI was added. Results indicated that most of the N in BSFFF amended soils was available in the ammonium form, while soils treated with SAFI had higher nitrate concentration.The BSFFF amended soils experienced shorter net immobilization periods of N (30–60 days) compared to SAFI treated soils (60–95 days). Increased rates of mineralization (3–10 times) and nitrification (2–4 times) were observed in soils treated with BSFFF during the second season of application. The BSFFFtreated soils showed significantly higher N, phosphorus, and magnesium release than the control.Repeated application of BSFFF led to increased N release by three-folds in the soil. Furthermore, soil amendment with BSFFF increased the populations of bacteria and fungi, reduced soil acidity, and increased phosphorus (two-folds) and magnesium (two–four-folds) release than SAFI treated soils. Our findings highlight the crucial role of BSFFF in improving soil health by addressing the challenges of soil acidity, phosphorus fixation and nutrient mining, which is characteristic of most tropical soils
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APA

Beesigamukama, D (2024). In situ nitrogen mineralization and nutrient release by soil amended with black soldier fly frass fertilizer. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/in-situ-nitrogen-mineralization-and-nutrient-release-by-soil-amended-with-black-soldier-fly-frass-fertilizer

MLA 8th

Beesigamukama, Dennis "In situ nitrogen mineralization and nutrient release by soil amended with black soldier fly frass fertilizer" Afribary. Afribary, 10 Mar. 2024, https://afribary.com/works/in-situ-nitrogen-mineralization-and-nutrient-release-by-soil-amended-with-black-soldier-fly-frass-fertilizer. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

MLA7

Beesigamukama, Dennis . "In situ nitrogen mineralization and nutrient release by soil amended with black soldier fly frass fertilizer". Afribary, Afribary, 10 Mar. 2024. Web. 24 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/in-situ-nitrogen-mineralization-and-nutrient-release-by-soil-amended-with-black-soldier-fly-frass-fertilizer >.

Chicago

Beesigamukama, Dennis . "In situ nitrogen mineralization and nutrient release by soil amended with black soldier fly frass fertilizer" Afribary (2024). Accessed May 24, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/in-situ-nitrogen-mineralization-and-nutrient-release-by-soil-amended-with-black-soldier-fly-frass-fertilizer