Effects of Tobacco Waste and Its Compost on The Health of a Typic Xerofluvent Soil and The Yield of Paprika (Capsicum annuum L.)

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  • Hüseyin Hüsnü KAYIKÇIOĞLU Ege Üniversitesi Ziraat Fakültesi Toprak Bilimi ve Bitki Besleme Bölümü
  • Nur OKUR Ege Üniversitesi Ziraat Fakültesi Toprak Bilimi ve Bitki Besleme Bölümü




Azotobacter, soil chemical properties, nitrification bacteria, microbial biomass C-N-P, soil hydrolytic enzymes, dehydrogenase


A study was conducted in 2008 in a randomized blocks with four replications on Typic Xerofluvent to demonstrate the potential of using tobacco wastes on soils. Raw tobacco waste (T) and tobacco waste compost (TK) were applied at the rates of 20 and 40 t ha-1 while nitrogen fertilizers were applied at the doses of 150 and 300 kg N ha-1. The parameters of microbial-C, N and P (Cmik, Nmik, Pmik), enzymes (alkalinephosphatase, ALKPA; β-glucosidase, GLU; arylsulfatase, ArSA; protease, PRO; urease, UA; dehydrogenase, DHG), microbial population (ammoniumoxidizer and nitriteoxidizing bacteria, AOB and NOB; general bacteria, GB; azotobacter, AZB; general fungus, GF) and chemical properties (soil reaction, pH; salinity, EC; organic matter, Corg; total nitrogen, Nt) were determined. Organics increased in Cmik, Nmik and Pmik. The effect of nitrogen on enzyme activities was not significant. T was the most encouraging treatment for communities except AZB which was stimulated by TK treatments more. T and TK increased in AOB by an average of 585% and 354%, respectively. Corg and Nt were increased by T. The highest unit yield was 192.6 and 192.3 t ha-1 in N2T2 and N0T2, respectively. It can be seen that raw tobacco waste can be applied at a level of 40 t ha-1 in irrigated crops growing, and 40 t ha-1 dose of tobacco waste compost will be a better choice in crop cultivation which is more sensitive to salinity under the influence of the Mediterranean climate.


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Hüseyin Hüsnü KAYIKÇIOĞLU, & Nur OKUR. (2020). Effects of Tobacco Waste and Its Compost on The Health of a Typic Xerofluvent Soil and The Yield of Paprika (Capsicum annuum L.). ISPEC Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 4(2), 319–345. https://doi.org/10.46291/ISPECJASvol4iss2pp184-210