Volume No. 8 Issue No.: 3A Page No.: 607-613 Jan-Mar 2014

 

GROWTH, MACRO AND MICRONUTRIENT CONCENTRATION IN CLUSTERBEAN (Cyamposis tetragonoloba), PLANT TISSUE AS WELL AS IN SOIL WHEN AMENDED WITH WOOL AS FERTILIZER

 

Gupta Suruchi, Sharma Anshumala, Sharma Sarika*1 and Bhogal Narindra2

1. P.G.Department of Chemistry, Government Dungar College, Bikaner, Jaipur (INDIA)
2. Department of Biochemistry, DRMR, Bharatpur, Rajasthan ( INDIA)

 

Received on : September 20, 2013

 

ABSTRACT

 

A number of waste material and by products (such as animal manure, municipal solid waste compost and sewage sludge) are used currently in agricultural crop production. An attempt is made in this work by the use of uncomposted sheep wool waste as nutrient source for high value plants and to evaluate the effect of these waste materials on soil microbial community. In the pot experiment, the addition of uncomposted wool waste to soil increased yield in Cluster Bean. Addition of wool waste also increased NH4-N and NO3-N in soil, increased total N concentration in plant tissue and stimulated soil microbial biomass. It`s addition also increased concentration of S, Ca, Na, Fe, Cu, Zn and Mn in soil as well as in plant tissue. Our result suggest that the addition of 6.6 g/kg or 14784 kg/ha of wool is sufficient for Cluster Bean crop and can support at least 2-3 harvest of crops, without the addition of other fertilizers.

 

Keywords : Uncomposted wool-waste, Microbial biomass, Cluster bean, Mineral elements, Plant tissue

 

 

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