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Indian Journal of Agricultural Research, volume 50 issue 4 (august 2016) : 378-381

Effect of amendment of soil with fly ash in combination with other nutrients on change in grain yield, crude protein, NPN and true protein contents of rice

S. Muni1*, K.K. Rout2, R.C. Parida1
1<p>Department of Chemistry, College of Basic Science and Humanities,&nbsp;Orissa University of Agriculture and &nbsp;Technology, Bhubaneswar-751 003, India.</p>
Cite article:- Muni1* S., Rout2 K.K., Parida1 R.C. (2016). Effect of amendment of soil with fly ash in combination with other nutrients on change in grain yield, crude protein, NPN and true protein contents of rice . Indian Journal of Agricultural Research. 50(4): 378-381. doi: 10.18805/ijare.v50i4.11256.

Field experiment was conducted with two different varieties of rice (Oryza sativa L.) namely, Pooja grown in kharif season followed by MTU-1001 grown in rabi season. The experiment consisted of nine different treatments, one with recommended dose (RD) of nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium (NPK) fertilizer served as the control and the rest of the treatments were either lone fly ash (FA) or FA applied in two doses in combination with different amounts of fertilizers (100% RD or 50% RD of NPK) and farm yard manure (FYM). Except for the lone FA doses the rest of the treatments were found to have varying degrees of beneficial effects on grain yield over the control without affecting the protein contents. The most effective dose was RD + FA @ 40 t ha-1 for both the seasons. The increase in the quantities of FA from 20 t ha-1 to 40 t ha-1 did not changed the protein contents of the grains significantly. Again no significant cumulative effect of the amendments could be observed in the second season. 

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