Results of an Experiment of Preparing Compost from Invasive Water hyacinth (<i>Eichhornia crassipes</i>) in Rupa Lake Area, Nepal

  • Mohan Raj Kafle Wetland Friends of Nepal, Gaikhur-1, Gorkha, Nepal
  • Gandhiv Kafle Wetland Friends of Nepal, Gaikhur-1, Gorkha, Nepal
  • Mohan Krishna Balla Wetland Friends of Nepal, Gaikhur-1, Gorkha, Nepal
  • Lekhnath Dhakal Wetland Friends of Nepal, Gaikhur-1, Gorkha, Nepal
Keywords: Water hyacinth, compost, experiment, Nepal

Abstract

Water hyacinth Eichhornia crassipes (Jalakumbhi in Nepali) is an alien invasive species and now creating great environmental and economic problems covering major wetlands of the world. Nepal's wetlands are also greatly invaded by this obnoxious weed from which the social, economic and environmental sectors are facing serious problems for many years. In this context, Wetland Friends of Nepal (WFN) has carried out an experiment on making compost from this invasive weed in Begnas and Rupa Lake areas of Pokhara, Nepal with funding support from Toyota Environmental Activities Grant Program of Toyota Motor Corporation, Japan. This paper provides an overview of the findings of the experiment of preparing compost from Water hyacinth.

Key words: Water hyacinth, compost, experiment, Nepal

DOI: 10.3126/jowe.v2i1.1852

Journal of Wetlands Ecology, (2009) vol. 2, pp 17-19

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Author Biography

Mohan Raj Kafle, Wetland Friends of Nepal, Gaikhur-1, Gorkha, Nepal
Wetland Friends of Nepal, Gaikhur-1, Gorkha, Nepal, www.wetlandfriends.co.cc; Local Initiatives for Biodiversity, Research and Development, POB 324, Pokhara, Nepal; Institute of Forestry, Pokhara, Nepal; Bioresource Conservation Movement, Rupa Lake, Pokhara, Nepal
Published
2009-05-21
How to Cite
Kafle, M., Kafle, G., Balla, M., & Dhakal, L. (2009). Results of an Experiment of Preparing Compost from Invasive Water hyacinth (<i>Eichhornia crassipes</i&gt;) in Rupa Lake Area, Nepal. Journal of Wetlands Ecology, 2(1), 17-19. https://doi.org/10.3126/jowe.v2i1.1852
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Experiment