D. K. Singhal Janardan Yadav Shiv Singh Meena Divyesh Chandra Kala


The present investigation was aimed for improving growth and yield of crop using waste products of differ-ent activities and also useful in ecological stability of soil environment. This objective is not only an economic option for poor farmer but also an effective strategy for increasing yield. The experiment was conducted in the organic farm-ing plot of the Institute of Agricultural Sciences, BHU, Varanasi during kharif season of rice crop in 2014. The field experiment was laid out in randomized block design (RBD) with 10 treatments and three replications. Application of graded level of biochar, carpet waste farm yard manure (FYM) and plant growth promoting rhizobium (PGPR) was found to significantly enhance the grain and straw yield of rice by 57.70% and 56.08% over control, respectively.


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Carpet waste, FYM, PGPR, Rice, Rice husk biochar

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Singhal, D. K., Yadav, J., Meena, S. S., & Kala, D. C. (2017). Effect of rice husk biochar, carpet waste, farm yard manure and plant growth promoting rhizobium on the growth and yield of rice (Oryza sativa). Journal of Applied and Natural Science, 9(4), 2043–2046. https://doi.org/10.31018/jans.v9i4.1486
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