Application of Fly Ash Increases the Yield of Pea (Pisumsativum L.)

Pallavirai et al., Pallavirai et al.,
2017 International Journal of Botany and Research  
The present study has been undertaken for proper management of fly ash in agricultural soils. Experiments were conducted in agriculture soil, amended with organic matter, and inoculated with phosphate solubilizers, nitrogen fixers and AM fungi. Efforts were made to develop a package for improving the yield of Pea (Pisumsativum) in fly ash amended agricultural soil. Application of fly ash into agricultural soils as an amendment or as fertilizer has been reported to change the soil texture from
more » ... ayed to loamy and from sandy clay to loamy clay and structure in a way to improve the availability of soil water, air and nutrients by increasing porosity, water holding capacity, electrical conductivity and hydraulic conductivity and decreasing bulk density and surface encrustation. Soil pH also affected by fly ash use and thus, it may be used to reclaim both alkaline as well as acidic soils. Bio modification further increases the efficiency. Fly ash has been tried alone or in combination with materials like farm yard manure, sewage sludge, water hyacinth, microbial cultures, gypsum and lime and has been found to improve the growth, yield and nutrients uptake of various agricultural crops, plantations and vegetables.
doi:10.24247/ijbraug20174 fatcat:g7b4yoa3hvadbh7bjepz6jqo5y