Chapter 4

Banana Plant Pseudo-stem Juice: a Better Substitute for MOP in Wheat Cultivation

Dibakar Chandra Deka and Satya Ranjan Neog

Abstract

Banana plant pseudo-stem juice is a rich source of potash and used in the cultivation of wheat. Use of the juice in lieu of muriate of potash affords a higher number of seeds per plant as well as a higher per capita weight of seeds. The juice treated soil affords 60% more yield over that in soil treated with muriate of potash; 89% more as compared to the yield from normal soil not treated with muriate of potash. Materials and methods have been discussed. Colour pictures of experimental plots are reported.

Total Pages: 62-73 (12)

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