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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(6): 825-831
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.606.097


Effect of Sewage Sludge on Marigold (Tagetes erecta)
Praveen Solanki1*, Bhavya Kalavagadda, Baby Akula, S. Harish Kumar Sharma2 and D. Jagdishwar Reddy
1Department of Environmental Science and Technology,2Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, College of Agriculture, R. Nagar,Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad-500030, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Agricultural and horticultural applications of sewage sludge are becoming popular as a means of nutrient recycling in many areas of the world (Jacobs, 1981). Guidelines on application of sewage sludge should take account of many factors, such as sludge type, time and method of application (Shepherd, 1996). Because of a growing need to apply municipal sewage sludge on agricultural lands, there is a developing urgency to have criteria for disposal practices that will preserve the productivity of these lands and enhance the productivity and quality of crops (Chaney et al., 1987). The objective of this study, therefore, was to investigate the effect of sewage sludge on growth and yield of marigold (Targets erecta) to combat the scarcity of chemical fertilizers and their negative residual impact on soil physico-chemical properties. Results indicated that sewage sludge can be safely used as a rich organic matter for realizing marigold yield inside of inorganic fertilizers with ecofriendly manners. Among treatments, T5 (100% sewage sludge) was found to be significantly superior in all observed parameters.


Keywords: Floriculture, Decorative flower, Waste management, Soil fertility Optical density and Chlorophyll content.
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Praveen Solanki, Bhavya Kalavagadda, Baby Akula, S. Harish Kumar Sharma and Jagdishwar Reddy, D. 2017. Effect of Sewage Sludge on Marigold (Tagetes erecta).Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(6): 825-831. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.606.097