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EFFECT OF COMPOSTS ON YIELD OF AMARANTHUS AND SOIL FERTILITY

Article Id: ARCC1391 | Page : 90- 93
Citation :- EFFECT OF COMPOSTS ON YIELD OF AMARANTHUS AND SOIL FERTILITY.Agricultural Science Digest.2010.(30):90- 93
S. Thenmozhi and C. Paulraj
Address : Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore- 641 003, India.

Abstract

A field experiment, using amaranthus (Var. CO 2) as test crop, was conducted to find out
the effect of the raw and composted base materials of bananapseudostem and sugarcane trash
applied with 100 and 75 per cent recommended dose of fertilizer (RDF), on green yield of
amaranthus and soil fertility and to compare their effect with the application of 100 per cent
RDF alone and the absolute control. The enriched biocompost of bananapseudostem / sugarcane
trash @ 750 Kg ha-1 with 75 per cent of the RDF recorded profound influence on amaranthus
yield and the soil available nutrient (N, P and K) status and organic carbon content at post
harvest stage.

Keywords

Compost Amaranthus Soil fertily.

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