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Indian Journal of Agricultural Research, volume 43 issue 4 (december 2009) : 263 - 268

EFFECT OF RICE STRAW COMPOST ON SOIL MICROBIOLOGICAL PROPERTIES AND YIELD OF RICE

Sneh Goyal, Dalel Singh*, Sunita Suneja, K.K. Kapoor
1Department of Microbiology, CCS Haryana Agricultural University Hisar-125 004, India
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Cite article:- Goyal Sneh, Singh* Dalel, Suneja Sunita, Kapoor K.K. (2024). EFFECT OF RICE STRAW COMPOST ON SOIL MICROBIOLOGICAL PROPERTIES AND YIELD OF RICE. Indian Journal of Agricultural Research. 43(4): 263 - 268. doi: .
Utilization of rice straw through composting and its effect on yield of rice was
studied. The application of rice straw compost @ 5 t/ha along with half of the
recommended dose of inorganic fertilizer increased the microbial biomass C from
136 to 258 mg/ kg soil, dehydrogenase activity from 66 to 118 mg TPF/kg soil/ 24h
and alkaline phosphatase from 370 to 680 mg PNP/kg soil/ h. It also resulted in the
build up of soil organic C and N from 0.471 and 0.039% to 0.545 and 0.064 %
respectively. Carbon and N mineralization rates were also higher than control and
soils receiving recommended dose of inorganic fertilizers. The three years grain and
straw yield of rice (Basmati and CSR-30) was comparable to the recommended dose
of inorganic fertilizers
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