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Impact of Biologically Modified Coal Fly Ash with Water Hyacinth in Cultivation of Coriandrum sativum L.

Jaywanti Punjwani*1, Krishna Rani2, K.K. Gupta3 and Kalpana S.4

Journal Title:Journal of Chemical, Biological and physical sciences

Few pot and field experiments were carried out to study the effect of levels of coal fly ash (CFA) a byproduct of Kota Super Thermal Power Station, on physicochemical properties of soil and the yield parameters of Coriandrum sativum L.(Coriander).The objective of the experiment was to study changes in physicochemical properties during biomodification between the constituents of soil & CFA to obtain upgraded quality of soil, more suitable for cultivation of Coriandrum sativum L. Physicochemical studies have been carried out for different composts obtained by successive replacement of CFA for soil (loam) in constituents of original and reference compost . Water Hyacinth (Species of Eichornea of family Pontederaceae) was used as a part of organic manure. Physiochemical analysis was conducted after the harvest of Coriandrum sativum L. Increase in rate of growth and improvement in quality of produce was observed with the increase in percentage of CFA. This study of graded level of CFA amended soils revealed an increase in the content of N, P, K, Ca, Mg, S, Fe, Mn, Zn and Cu. Best results in terms of plant growth, maturation period, quality and quantity of produce were obtained with composts containing 50% (v/v) of CFA of total volume.