Original scientific paper
RESPONSE OF WATER HYACINTH MANURE ON GROWTH ATTRIBUTES AND YIELD IN BRASSICA JUNCEA
2011, 12 (2) p. 336-343
Field experiment was conducted during 2007 and 2008 to study the effect of water hyacinth manure in comparison to control on Brassica Juncea (Indian mustard). Soil mineral analysis test was carried out for soil sample types. Added organic matter, water hyacinth manure in various combinations into soil has been found to influence the performance of crop plants as a result of the increase in nutrient availability. The observations revealed positive response with 100% water hyacinth manure, 50% water hyacinth manure and water hyacinth manure combined with farm yard manure on the growth behaviour of seedlings as they were enhanced significantly compared with that of the seedlings grown in control. The growth of Brassica Juncea was more pronounced with 50% water hyacinth manure and productivity with 100% water hyacinth manure treatment.