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Journal of Agronomy
  Year: 2002 | Volume: 1 | Issue: 2 | Page No.: 64-65
DOI: 10.3923/ja.2002.64.65
Effect of Water-hyacinth Compost on Physical, Physico-chemical Properties of Soil and on Rice Yield
Shanjida Khan and K.S. Sarwar

Abstract:
A pot experiment was set to find the effect of compost prepared from water-hyacinth on the experimental soil properties and on rice (BR-11) yield. Two months were needed to stable C/N ratio to 8 of water-hyacinth by decomposing in gunny bags. The compost has a positive effect on the formation of microaggregate of the soil. Water holding capacity also increased significantly with increasing content of water-hyacinth in the soil. Tremendous changes in cation exchange capacity were found with increasing application of water-hyacinth compost and it found 23.75% higher than the control at highest content of water hyacinth compost treatment. On the other hand, non-significant changes in pH occur with the application of the compost. Grain yield of rice also increases with the application of water-hyacinth compost in the soil and the highest 8.13% yield increase was obtained.
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How to cite this article:

Shanjida Khan and K.S. Sarwar , 2002. Effect of Water-hyacinth Compost on Physical, Physico-chemical Properties of Soil and on Rice Yield. Journal of Agronomy, 1: 64-65.

DOI: 10.3923/ja.2002.64.65

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ja.2002.64.65

 
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