Vol. 6, Issue 6 (2017)
Potential use of flyash in agriculture: A way to improve soil health
Author(s): Gayatri Sahu, Animesh Ghosh Bag, Nitin Chatterjee and Aritra Kumar Mukherjee
FA (FA)-a coal combustion residue of thermal power plants has been regarded as a problematic solid waste all over the world. Disposal of high amount of fly-ash from thermal power plants absorbs huge amount of water, energy and land area by ash ponds. Therefore, fly-ash management would remain a great concern of the century. However, several studies proposed that FA can be used as a soil ameliorate that may improve physical, chemical and biological properties of the degraded soils and is a source of readily available plant micro-and macro nutrients. Fly-ash has great potentiality in agriculture due to its efficacy in modification of soil health and crop performance. The high concentration of elements (K, Na, Zn, Ca, Mg and Fe) in fly-ash increases the yield of many agricultural crops. But the use of fly-ash in agriculture is limited compare to other sector. An exhaustive review of numerous studies of last four decades took place in this study, which systematically covers the importance, scope and apprehension regarding utilization of fly-ash in agriculture.
How to cite this article:
Gayatri Sahu, Animesh Ghosh Bag, Nitin Chatterjee and Aritra Kumar Mukherjee. Potential use of flyash in agriculture: A way to improve soil health. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2017; 6(6): 873-880.