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Title: Fertigation potential of domestic wastewater for tree plantations
Authors: Vasudevan, Padma
Thapliyal, Alka
Srivastava, R K
Pandey, Asha
Dastidar, M.G.
Davies, Philip
Keywords: Domestic wastewater
Fertigation
Irrigation
Issue Date: Feb-2010
Publisher: CSIR
Abstract: This study analyses feasibility of using domestic wastewater for fertigation of tree crops. Wastewater samples from different sources in domestic sector were analyzed and evaluated in terms of water quality and quantity. Water is rich in plant nutrients. However, due to possible presence of toxic ions and microbial load, it is recommended that direct use of wastewater for fertigation be limited to timber plantation and energy generation from biomass.
Page(s): 146-150
ISSN: 0975-1084 (Online); 0022-4456 (Print)
Source:JSIR Vol.69(02) [February 2010]

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