Influence of azolla, grass, water hyacinth, and peanut residues in amending soil properties

Authors

  • M J Uddin Department of Soil, Water and Environment, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh
  • A Rahman Department of Soil, Water and Environment, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh
  • K Begum Department of Soil, Water and Environment, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh
  • F B Shafiq Department of Soil, Water and Environment, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh
  • S A Tethy Department of Soil, Water and Environment, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/jbcbm.v9i2.70064

Keywords:

Green residues, Amending soil properties, Azolla, Peanut

Abstract

An incubation experiment was undertaken to evaluate the effects of azolla, grass, water hyacinth, and peanut residues for amending some soil properties. The experiment was laid out in pots comprising 7 treatments, viz. T1: Control, T2: Azolla (Azolla pinnata) @ 100 g/pot, T3: Grass (Phleum pretense) @ 100 g/pot, T4: Water hyacinth (Pontederia crassipes) @100 g/pot, T5: Peanut (Arachis hypogaea) @ 100 g/pot, T6: Azolla @ 50 g/pot  + Water hyacinth @ 50 g/pot,  and T7: Peanut@ 50 g/pot + Grass @ 50 g/pot. The results revealed that peanut treated soils (T5) played an important role in enhancing soil properties significantly (p < 0.05) and the values of soil organic carbon (SOC), pH, nitrogen, moisture content and cation exchange capacity (CEC) reached at an optimum level to support microbial growth over a year.

Biodivers. Conserv. Bioresour. Manag. 2023, 9(2): 57-64

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2023-11-29

How to Cite

Uddin, M. J., Rahman, A., Begum, K., Shafiq, F. B. ., & Tethy, S. A. (2023). Influence of azolla, grass, water hyacinth, and peanut residues in amending soil properties. Journal of Biodiversity Conservation and Bioresource Management, 9(2), 57–64. https://doi.org/10.3329/jbcbm.v9i2.70064

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