Document Type : Research Paper


Assistant Professor, Greenhouse Cultivation Research Department, Tehran Agricultural and Natural Resources Research and Education Center, AREEO, Varamin, Iran.


In order to investigate the effects of compost and nitrogen on quantitative and protein content of forage corn and some physical and chemical properties of soil, a factorial experiment with 9 treatments in a factorial randomized complete block design has been conducted in the farm of Tehran Agricultural and Natural Resources Research and Education Center during 2014. The treatments include three levels of residual compost (0, 10, and 20 Ton.ha-1) and three levels of nitrogen (0, 100, and 200 kg.ha-1) as urea. The effect of municipal waste and nitrogen compost on yield and yield components has been significant. The use of municipal solid waste compost has significantly increased the electrical conductivity of soil, nitrate, iron, and zinc uptake, while significantly decreasing soil reaction. Waste compost application has also improved some soil physical properties. Bulk density is significantly reduced and field capacity and soil available water are increased. Therefore, in the similar soil conditions of this ersearch, the use of 200 kg.ha-1 of pure nitrogen from the urea source with 20 Ton.ha-1 of municipal solid waste compost is recommended to achieve the maximum dry forage yield of 21.44 tons per hectare.


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