Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 2, Issue 1 (2013)
Influence by physical properties of coal combustion residues (CCRs) on dry root productivity of Withania somnifera grown in black cotton soil
Bhisham Yadav*, Amarjeet Bajaj, Mohini Saxena, Gaurav Paliwal
In India, presently ~40% Coal Combustion Residues (CCRs) generated by burning of pulverized coal at Thermal Power Station is being used for cement, bricks, land reclamation etc. Now a day it has also been considered for agriculture applications. This study, an attempt was made to use of CCRs as soil modifier and micro fertilizer for cultivation of Withania somnifera under two cropping. Results revealed that production of dry root yields of Withania somnifera was found higher in T5 treatment (35.545g and 39.002g per plant) as compared to control treatment (T1). It is showed significant (p<0.001%) from all the treatments in both the years. The essential elements like Cu, Zn, Fe and Mn were found increasing trends in dry root of Withania somnifera with increase the concentration of CCRs application. This study is found the bulk utilization of CCRs for cultivation of Withania somnifera improved their root yield and chemical quality.
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Bhisham Yadav*, Amarjeet Bajaj, Mohini Saxena, Gaurav Paliwal. Influence by physical properties of coal combustion residues (CCRs) on dry root productivity of Withania somnifera grown in black cotton soil. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2013;2(1):130-136.