Application of Agnihotra Ash for Enhancing Soil Fertility

International Journal of Science, Engineering and Technology Research (IJSETR), Forthcoming

6 Pages Posted: 25 Mar 2016

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Chanda Berde

Department of Biological Sciences, Gogate Jogalekar College

Arvind Kulkarni

Department of Biological Sciences, Gogate Jogalekar College

Arati Potphode

Department of Biological Sciences, Gogate Jogalekar College

Anand Gaikwad

Department of Biological Sciences, Gogate Jogalekar College

Snehalata Gaikwad

Department of Biological Sciences, Gogate Jogalekar College

Date Written: 2015

Abstract

The effect of addition of Agnihotra ash to farm soil was analysed. Four farm soil samples and one soil sample from newly purchased land were selected for the study. Initial microbial count was taken before addition of ash. Ash supplemented soil was analysed after incubation of one week. The microbial count of soil before and after ash addition was enumerated. A marked difference in the count was observed. Addition of ash results in increase in the overall bacterial flora, including the effective bacteria i.e nitrogen fixers and phosphate solubilisers while reduction in the fungal flora was seen.

Keywords: Agnihotra, ash, phosphate solubilisers, nitrogen fixers, soil, fertility

Suggested Citation

Berde, Chanda and Kulkarni, Arvind and Potphode, Arati and Gaikwad, Anand and Gaikwad, Snehalata, Application of Agnihotra Ash for Enhancing Soil Fertility (2015). International Journal of Science, Engineering and Technology Research (IJSETR), Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2753642

Chanda Berde (Contact Author)

Department of Biological Sciences, Gogate Jogalekar College ( email )

Ratnagiri 415612
415612
India

Arvind Kulkarni

Department of Biological Sciences, Gogate Jogalekar College ( email )

Ratnagiri 415612
415612
India

Arati Potphode

Department of Biological Sciences, Gogate Jogalekar College ( email )

Ratnagiri 415612
415612
India

Anand Gaikwad

Department of Biological Sciences, Gogate Jogalekar College ( email )

Ratnagiri 415612
415612
India

Snehalata Gaikwad

Department of Biological Sciences, Gogate Jogalekar College ( email )

Ratnagiri 415612
415612
India

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