About the Practice

Patel grows the crop of (Echinocloa frumentaceato) decrease the salinity of the soil. The crop sown after sowing of (Echinocloa frumentacea) yields a better output. Patel has been practising this procedure for thirty years and according to him it increases the productivity of the soil. The crop is also an excellent fodder crop. Sow the crop of banti (Echinocloa frumentacea) before sowing any other crop to decrease the salinity of the soil.

About the Innovator

Knowledge Provider / Innovator: Kanubhai Ishwarbhai Patel
Agro-Ecological Zone: Middle Gujarat Agro Climatic zone(GJ-3), North Gujarat Zone GJ-4
Address: Kadi Mehsana Gujarat
District: Mehsana
State: Gujarat
PIN Code 382715

Practice Details

Formulation: (Echinocloa frumentacea)
Ingredients: The crop of banti (Echinocloa frumentacea)

PAS 1:

"Application of organic manures as fertilizer is essential in supporting plant with nutrients and soil improvement. Field and laboratory experiments were carried out to assess the effect of three organic manures on soil salinity. Field experiment was arranged in randomized split plot, the main plots were two levels of soil salinity at average of 2.9 and 8.7 mS/cm, the sub plots were alfalfa green manure, chicken manure and cow manure at rate of 20 t/ha added one month before sowing of maize crop. The results showed that; soil salinity was raised up to 5.5, 5.1 and 5.8 mS/cm in low saline soil in the first season for alfalfa, cow and chicken manure respectively, whereas in the second season the salinity was increased in respective up to 7.3, 5.3 and 6.4 mS/cm. The high saline soil salinity was increased from 8.7 mS/cm to 10.9, 12.4 and 13.1 mS/cm in the first season, and 12.6, 13.6 and 14.4 mS/cm in the second season for alfalfa, cow and chicken manure respectively. The results of the laboratory experiment showed that salinity level increased linearly with increasing rate of organic manure for all organic materials investigated in this study. Introduction Application of organic materialssuch as green manure, chicken and cow manures and other animal wastes are known as beneficial for soil properties improvement and crop production.several research have shown that application of organic manures has many advantages for physical, chemical and biological soil properties and crop performance, such as increasing level of organic matter, soil aggregation, balanced nutrients supply , growth control, better resistance to some disease and insect attacks, microorganisms activities and many others (Nuria, 2012; Bailey 2003)."

PAS 2:

"A Review of Soil-Improving Cropping Systems for Soil Salinization"

GIAN Reference: GIAN/UAL/531 - Practice ID: KNW0010000001202

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