Dr. V Prakash, Dr. JR Kavitha, R Kamaleshwaran, P Prabharan and Dr. S Alagendran
In India, the Coconut is one of the oldest crops and presently covers 1.5 million hectares in this country with a total production of more than 10,000 million nuts. Coconut (Cocos nucifera) plays an important role in the agrarian economy of India. The coconut consists the rich sources of raw material and also used as the variety of products. The coconut is used as domestic dietary needs, mostly as coconut oil and coconut milk/cream, in daily household food preparations. The by-product of coconut husk is coir pith and it is difficult to decompose due to its high lignin and cellulose content. The porosity of coir pith is high and moisture holds up to 500%, that makes it a unique input as soil amendment. In this studies coir pith waste is obtained from the coir processing industries and hence it can be used as composted manure for the agriculture purposes.