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Title: Efficacy of biodegraded coir pith for cultivation of medicinal plants
Authors: Reghuvaran, Abesh
Ravindranath, Anita Das
Keywords: Coir pith
Medicinal plants
Potting mixture
Soil reclamation
Issue Date: Jul-2010
Publisher: CSIR
Abstract: This study presents coir pith biodegradation with white rot fungus and nitrogen fixing bacteria for cultivation of medicinalplants (Phyllanthus amaranthus, Andrographis paniculata, Bacopa monneiri, Piper longum). Proportion (25% garden soil and75% compost) yielded an effective growth of all medicinal plants. Thus, composted coir pith with nitrogen fixing bacteria is asan effective potting medium for cultivation of medicinal plants.
Page(s): 554-559
ISSN: 0975-1084 (Online); 0022-4456 (Print)
Source:JSIR Vol.69(07) [July 2010]

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