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Title: Evaluation of distillery effluent for crop irrigation
Authors: Das, Madhumita
Singhandhupe, R B
Muduli, S D
Chakrabarty, H
Kumar, Ashwani
Keywords: Acidic soil;Distillery effluent;Irrigating crops;Saline soil
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: CSIR
Abstract: This study evaluates irrigation use of highly saline cane molasses post methanated distillery effluent in crop production, and crop and soil quality maintenance during fresh water scarcity. Effluent could be used for irrigating crops, preferably grown in neutral soils. In a pot experiment, application of distillery effluent through irrigation was found useful at 50% dilution with water 50(E)/50(W), without impairing groundnut (biomass) yield, nutrient concentration and soil properties. In a field trial on non-saline, acidic, red and laterite soil, alternate supply of effluent with water or 50(E)/50(W) blending proved appropriate for irrigating groundnut in sequence with paddy during monsoon. Salt accumulated through effluent irrigation didn’t retain in soil after paddy in monsoon. A sizeable portion of distillery effluent could reliably be used for crop irrigation.
Page(s): 332-337
ISSN: 0022-4456
Appears in Collections:JSIR Vol.68(04) [April 2009]

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