Global Advanced Research Journal of Agricultural Science (GARJAS) ISSN: 2315-5094
May 2015 Vol. 4(5): pp. 235-241
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A study to analyze the real efficiency of Distillery Spent Wash (DSW) in comparison of NPK (standard chemical fertilizer) at seedling stage of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.)

Aijaz Ahmed Soomro1, Naimatullah Leghari2, Ayaz Ahmed Soomro3, Toqeer Ahmed Shaikh4, Abid Hussain Jatoi5

 

1Department of Agronomy, Sindh Agriculture University, Tandojam, Pakistan.

2Department of Farm Power and Machinery, Sindh Agriculture University, Tandojam, Pakistan

3Department of Chemistry, Government (Girls) Degree College, Jacobabad, Sindh, Pakistan

4Agriculture Extension Wing, Agriculture, Supply and Prices Department, Government of Sindh, Pakistan

5Sindh Forest Department, Government of Sindh, Pakistan

*Corresponding Author's Email: professoraijazahmed@gmail.com; Tel: 00923023473482.

Accepted 27 May, 2015

 

Abstract

It is generally observed that the prices of the synthetic chemical fertilizers are increasing unexpectedly. Therefore, to bring the best alternative solution of that problem, a series of experiments has been started in which distillery spent wash (DSW) as well as different levels of NPK (standard chemical fertilizer) have been brought under study. In this study distillery spent wash at 8.0%+ 92% water and NPK 10 g L1(standard chemical fertilizer with 18-23-23%) were applied to observe the performance of wheat at seedling stage 42 days after sowing (DAS). The data of 200 plants were collected at random from each environmental condition, such as, control, DSW treated and NPK treated. The average performance of wheat plants treated with DSW was root length (10.675 cm), shoot height (45 cm), fresh root weight (34.67 g), fresh shoot weight (71.28 g), dry root weight (6.38 g) and shoot dry weight (7.87 g) were recorded. However, these all traits of observations were highest for NPK (standard chemical fertilizer) treated plants.

Keywords: Wheat, distillery spent wash, root, shoot, seedlings.

 


 

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