Composting Pig Manure: Economic and Environmental Study in the Framework of Integrated Farming of Pig and Stone Banana (Musa balbisiana)

  • I Made Tamba Agribusiness, Universitas Mahasaraswati Denpasar, Indonesia
  • I Gusti Ngurah Alit Wiswasta Universitas Mahasaraswati Denpasar
  • Dian Tariningsih Agribusiness, Universitas Mahasaraswati Denpasar, Indonesia

Abstract

The high increase of pig population has brought an increase in
volume of pig manure were also high. On the one hand, pig manure
contributes to environmental pollution. On the other hand, this waste
contains organic material which is very important for plants. This paper aims to analyze (1) the economic benefits of composting pig manure, and (2) the environmental conservation benefits of composting pig manure. The composting of pig manure has been carried out, and the resulting compost products have been analyzed. The economic value of composting pig manure was analyzed descriptively quantitatively. Likewise, the benefits of environmental conservation on composting pig manure were analyzed descriptively. The results showed that (1) composting pig manure was able to significantly substitute the use of mineral fertilizers so that it could save tradable inputs, and (2) composting pig manure was able
to improve the environmental quality of integrated farming of pigs and stone bananas. It is recommended that farmers continuously compost pig manure for fertilizing stone.

Published
2020-11-30