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|Title:||Efficacy of biodegraded coir pith for cultivation of medicinal plants|
Ravindranath, Anita Das
|Keywords:||Coir pith;Lignin;Medicinal plants;Potting mixture;Soil reclamation|
|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.|
|ISSN:||0975-1084 (Online); 0022-4456 (Print)|
|Appears in Collections:||JSIR Vol.69(07) [July 2010]|
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