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ECO FRIENDLY UTILIZATION OF NUTRIENT ENRICHED BIOCHAR FROM SUGAR INDUSTRY WASTES AND ITS EFFECT ON YIELD AND NPK UPTAKE BY HYBRID MAIZE GROWN IN VERTI
N. EAZHILKRISHNA, T. THILAGAVATHI, M. BASKAR

Published in: International Journal of Agriculture Sciences
Volume- 9, Issue-31, pp.4456-4459, Jul 2017
DPI :-> 16.10077.IJAS.2017.V9I31.44564459.1766



Abstract
Sugar industry is the second largest agricultural industry in the country and generating huge amount of by-products, such as bagasse, molasses and pressmud, which are creating the storage problem. The Nutrient Enriched Biochar (NEB) was prepared by utilizing these wastes with the nutrient composition (NPK) of 7: 7: 7. A field experiment was conducted during 2015-16 by following randomized block design to study the effect of nutrient enriched biochar from sugar industry wastes on yield of hybrid maize (NK6240) on Typic Chromustert of Tamil Nadu. The treatments were Absolute Control (T1), 50% RDF through NEB (T2), 75% RDF through NEB (T3), 100% RDF through NEB (T4), 125% RDF through NEB (T5), 50% RDF through NEB and 50% RDF through inorganic fertilizers (T6) and 100% RDF through inorganic fertilizers (T7). The results of the field experiment revealed that the grain yield (5821 kg ha-1) and stover yield (9788 kg ha-1) significantly increased upto 100% RDF through NEB (T4) which is 19% higher than 100% RDF through inorganic fertilizers (T7). Since the nutrient supplied through NEB is released in a phased manner, it enhanced the uptake of nutrients and there by enhanced the yield of hybrid maize.

Key-Words / Index Term
Biochar, Vertisol, Maize, Yield, Sugar industry wastes, Nutrient uptake and Soil Fertility

How to cite this article
N. EAZHILKRISHNA, T. THILAGAVATHI, M. BASKAR , “ECO FRIENDLY UTILIZATION OF NUTRIENT ENRICHED BIOCHAR FROM SUGAR INDUSTRY WASTES AND ITS EFFECT ON YIELD AND NPK UPTAKE BY HYBRID MAIZE GROWN IN VERTI”, International Journal of Agriculture Sciences, 9, Issue-31, pp.4456-4459, Jul 2017. DPI:16.10077.IJAS.V9.I31.1766