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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(6): 1408-1415
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.606.165


The Multipurpose Utilization of Coconut By-Products in Agriculture: Prospects and Concerns
Shiva Kumar Udayana1*, Anandkumar Naorem2 and Naorem Arunkumar Singh1
1Department of Agricultural Chemistry and Soil Science, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya Mohanpur, Nadia, West Bengal-741252, India
2KVK (ICAR), West Garo Hills, Tura, Sangsanggiri, Meghalaya-794005, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The by-products obtained from the coconut industry goes out as waste and pollute the environment, if not properly managed. In order to convert these by-products such as coir pith and coco peat into a natural organic resource, it is processed and utilized as an economical input in agriculture as well as in horticulture. Processed coir pith is used as an excellent soil amendment because of its favourable physical properties in maintaining soil health. In addition to this, it finds its importance as medium for rooting for plants, hardening of air layers, storage of scions and horticultural produce. With its special characteristics of maintain high water holding capacity, it is gaining its interests in rain fed agriculture. Use of these by-products as mulch, remediation product, disease suppression, hydroponics etc. adds to its quality. Bringing out the several applications of coir pith/ coco peat, it deserves to gain the attention of the researchers to stud on its usefulness and its potential in food production.


Keywords: Coconut,Coco peat, Coir pith, Hydroponics,Soil amendment
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Shiva Kumar Udayana, Anandkumar Naorem and Naorem Arunkumar Singh. 2017. The Multipurpose Utilization of Coconut By-Products in Agriculture: Prospects and Concerns.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(6): 1408-1415. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.606.165