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Compost Effect on Organic Pepper and Olive Sapling Growth

Version 1 : Received: 17 January 2022 / Approved: 20 January 2022 / Online: 20 January 2022 (14:26:24 CET)

How to cite: Kir, A. Compost Effect on Organic Pepper and Olive Sapling Growth . Preprints 2022, 2022010308. Kir, A. Compost Effect on Organic Pepper and Olive Sapling Growth . Preprints 2022, 2022010308.


To substitute of conventional manure and peat with alternatives sourcing from environmental conservation concerns, several promising alternatives has been attracting scientific parties’ interest, recently. However, among them compost perform the best, mostly and support carbon sequestration and mitigation against climate change. The article describes the made locally produced 70% in volume olive pruning branches compost (COMP) performance in two trials as an organic amendment in pepper production and an olive sapling substrate during 2019-2021 organic management in Turkey. The application of COMP to pepper trial conducted using factorial randomised block design with 4 replications and 6 treatments increased total organic matter and soil organic carbon, significantly (p<0.05) as compared to non-used plots in two locations. The olive sapling trial was conducted using a randomised plot design with 4 replications and 4 treatments. After the 12 months of growth, compost had the largest architecture rooted plants significantly different (p<0.05). Fresh volume (cm3) of COMP used saplings were obtained 35% less than 40% peat treatment, significantly (p<0.05) while 6th month measurement was found as 40%. It is concluded that to enhance circular economy recycling and composting olive pruning branches is lucrative for the country to reduce external input usage in organic horticultural production.


Olive pruning; compost; recycling; Capsicum annuum L.; soil organic carbon (SOC); soil organic matter (SOM); olive young tree; Olea europaea L.; peat replacement.


Biology and Life Sciences, Agricultural Science and Agronomy

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