Effects of Treated Wastewater on Vegetative Growth and Pigmentation of Forage Crops [post]

Sujatha Paul, Veerabhadraswamy AL
2021 unpublished
Purpose: The present investigation was undertaken to evaluate the possibility of whether treated wastewater from industrial units could safely be used to irrigate crop plants and solve the problem of liquid effluent disposal in an eco-friendly manner. Methods: In this study select to evaluate the effects of effluents of textile, pharmaceutical and granite industry and on the germination (early growth) of selected forage crops like Sorghum bicolor, Pennisetum typhoideum and Hordeum vulgare. The
more » ... resent investigation involves the analysis of soil, water and plant analysis like chlorophyll, cartorenoids and growth. Results: The results revealed that pH, EC and chlorides and several other parameters were within the usual range of water used for irrigation purposes. The percentage of germination and vigor index was maximum for bajra and barley. The physico-chemical parameters of soil and wastewater were found to be within the usual range of tolerance limits for the industrial effluent on land prescribed by BIS except for TSS and hardness in some samples. The germination percentage and vigor index of jowar, bajra and barley were higher in granite industry water samples. The plant length of all crop samples had significant heights in all the samples. The total chlorophyll and carotenoid content were also found to be significant amounts in the leaf samples of all the crops grown in different water samples. Conclusion: Treated wastewater can be a prospective source of organic matter and nutrients that could increase the quality of soil, thus may be a beneficial alternative resource to freshwater for irrigation purposes in the offseason. Hence there are great possibilities for growing highly profitable forage crops using treated wastewater in the offseason.
doi:10.21203/rs.3.rs-274777/v1 fatcat:k4qorljqhfcdvmjmyfgqtm2vva