ISSN: 2249–9504
CAS CODEN: IJPCDX

EXPERIMENTAL STUDY ON THE REUSE OF DISTILLERY SPENT WASH ON SPROUTING, GROWTH AND YIELD OF NERIUM OLEANDER(APOCYNACEAE)FLOWERING PLANT

Abstract

Author(s): S. Chandraju*,C.Thejovathi and CS. Chidan Kumar

Sprouting, growth and yield of Nerium Oleander(Apocynaceae)floweringplant was made irrigating with distillery spent wash of different concentrations. The spent wash i.e., primary treated spent wash (PTSW), 1:1, 1:2, and 1:3 spent wash were analyzed for their plant nutrients such as nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium and other physical and chemical characteristics. Experimental soil was tested for its chemical and physical parameters. Nerium Oleander(Apocynaceae)sets were planted in different pots and irrigated with raw water (RW), 1:1, 1:2 and 1:3 spent wash. The nature of sprouting, growth and yield was studied. It was found that the sprouting, growth and yield of plant was very good (100%) in 1:3 SW irrigation, while very poor (25%) in 1:1 SW, moderate (80%) in 1:2 SW and 95% in RW irrigation growth. This concludes that the diluted spent wash can be conveniently used for irrigation purpose without adverse affect on soil

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