Manurial value of byproducts of bio-diesel feed stocks on finger millet grain and dry fodder productivity

S. Ramesh, Balakrishna Gowda, H.B. Raghu, B. C. Shivakumar
2009 Journal of Applied and Natural Science  
A replicated field experiment was conducted at Agricultural Research Station (ARS), Madenur located in Hassan District, Karnataka in rainy season during 2007 to assess the manurial value of by-products of bio-diesel feed stocks-pongamia and neem oil seed cakes vis-à-vis conventional plant nutrients sources (combination of farm yard manure and inorganic fertilizers) on the grain and fodder productivity of finger millet, the staple food cereal of southern Karnataka. Grain and dry fodder
more » ... ry fodder productivity of finger millet crop grown using pongamia and neem seedoil cakes is comparable to that grown using conventional plant nutrient sources. Application of plant nutrients only through pongamia and neem seed oil cakes resulted in higher available soil Nitrogen, Potassium and Organic Carbon contents.
doi:10.31018/jans.v1i2.64 fatcat:tg5mwh2wpbexpj57bptqk6rbmm