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Int. Journal of Life Sciences, 2018; 6(4): 978-983      |                 Available online, December 31, 2018

Changes in soil properties after amendments with ash of Parthenium hysterophorus L. 

Raj Shikha* and Jha AK


Department of Botany, Jai Prakash University, Chapra – 841301, Bihar, India

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Received : 21.09.2018   |   Accepted : 09.11.2018     |    Published : 31.12.2018

To know the effect of different concentrations of ash of Parthenium hysterophorus L. in the soil properties, the experiment was conducted. The treatments were control condition and amendment of soil with 1%, 5%, 10%, 15% and 20% ash of Parthenium. Seeds of Cajanus cajan were used to evaluate the effect of ash concentrations on germination and growth. The data collected on some selected properties of soil indicated that pH values in 1% and 5% treatments decreased whereas in higher concentrations increased compared to control condition. The values for organic matter (%), organic carbon (%), N (%) and K (%) increased in all treatments. However, values for P (%) and EC (%) decreased in 1% and 5% treatments; and increased in higher concentrations. Micronutrients, such as Zn (%), Mn (%) and Cu (%) increased in all treatments however, Fe (%) decreased in 1%, 5% and 10% treatments. The most striking feature was maximum increase in K, Zn and Mn contents compared to control condition.


Keywords: Ash Amendment, Cajanus cajan, Parthenium hysterophorus, Soil Properties.



Editor: Dr.Arvind Chavhan


Cite this article as:

Raj Shikha and Jha AK (2018) Changes in soil properties after amendments with ash of Parthenium hysterophorus L., Int. J. of. Life Sciences, Volume 6(4): 978-983.



The authors are thankful to Prof. Belavadi, department of Entomology, GKVK Bangalore, for his   valuable guidence in identification of beetles


Conflicts of interest: The authors stated that no conflicts of interest.



Copyright: © 2018 | Author(s), This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial - No Derives License, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.


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