Follow
International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences (IJCMAS)
IJCMAS is now DOI (CrossRef) registered Research Journal. The DOIs are assigned to all published IJCMAS Articles.
Index Copernicus ICI Journals Master List 2018 - IJCMAS--ICV 2018: 95.39 For more details click here
National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS) : NAAS Score: *5.38 (2020) [Effective from January 1, 2020]For more details click here

Login as a Reviewer

Indexed in



National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS)
NAAS Score: *5.38 (2020)
[Effective from January 1, 2020]
For more details click here

ICV 2018: 95.39
Index Copernicus ICI Journals Master List 2018 - IJCMAS--ICV 2018: 95.39
For more details click here

See Guidelines to Authors
Current Issues

Original Research Articles

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
Publisher : Excellent Publishers
Email : editorijcmas@gmail.com / submit@ijcmas.com
Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
Index Copernicus ICV 2018: 95.39
NAAS RATING 2020: 5.38

Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(5): 2677-2683
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.605.300


Effect of Sludge Addition on Biological Properties of Soil under Rice Cultivation
Anil Kumar Verma1*, Raj Dev Singh1, Brijesh Yadav2, Ravi Kumar Meena1 and Chiranjeev Kumawat1
1Division of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry,
2Division of Agricultural Physics, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi 110012, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

A pot experiment was conducted to study the effect of sludge application on metal uptake and biological properties of soil by basmati rice (Oryza sativa, var Pusa Basmati 1121) grown on alkaline soil of IARI farm. In this study, the sludge was collected from Okhla sewage treatment plant, South Delhi. Sludge was added @ 0, 40, 80, 120, 160, and 200 g per pot of soil, which are equivalent to field application of 0, 20, 40, 60, 80, and 100 t ha-1. All six treatments were replicated thrice and experiments were laid out in completely randomised design. The result shows that all the biological properties viz. acid phosphatase, alkaline phosphatase and fluorescein diacetate activity (FDA) were increased for all sludge treated pots over control. Therefore, results can be concluded as sludge is a good source of plant nutrients, nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), potassium (K), sulphur (S) and two important micronutrients i.e. of zinc (Zn) and iron (Fe) and also helps in improvement in fertility and important biological properties of soil.


Keywords: Alkaline soil, biological properties, Sludge, Rice
Download this article as Download

How to cite this article:

Anil Kumar Verma, Raj Dev Singh, Brijesh Yadav, Ravi Kumar Meena and Chiranjeev Kumawat. 2017. Effect of Sludge Addition on Biological Properties of Soil under Rice CultivationInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(5): 2677-2683. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.605.300