Impact of composts prepared from olive waste on the growth and production parameters of some fruit trees

I. Atemni, I. Mehdaoui, Ayoub Ainane, Y. Gaga, A. Chetouani, B. Hammouti, M. Taleb, Z. Rais


In agriculture, the use of organic amendments allows a better sustainability and productivity of the crop by improving the quality and structure of the soil, due to their richness in organic matter and nutrients such as phosphorus, nitrogen, potassium, etc. This study aims to evaluate the effect of two composts of different compositions on the growth and yield of three types of trees: peach, pear and orange. The experimental design used is a randomized block with three replications. The treatment of trees was carried out by four types of amendments which were composts with olive waste (OW), olive mill wastewater (OMW), manure (M) and NPK fertilizer (F) of type 10-15-12. Their fertilizing power was evaluated by monitoring the morphological parameters of plant growth: height, trunk diameter, number of branches, and those of production including size, weight of fruit and yield. The obtained outcomes reveal that the two composts have a very highly significant effect on the investigated parameters. The production was recorded only in peach trees with a total yield of 31.5 t/ha; 25.5 t/ha; 22.5 t/ha; 18.5 t/ha, respectively for OW, OMW, F and M.


Composts, Olive waste, Trees, Fertilizing power, ANOVA.

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