Role of a Zolla Pinnata R.Br. On Alteration of Physicochemical and Elemental Content of Soil
Rosa Priyadarshini1, Atia Arzoo2, Bhagyeswari Behera3
1Rosa Priyadarshini, Department of Botany and School of Applied Science, Centurion University of Technology and Management, Odisha, India.
2Atia Arzoo, Department of Environmental Science School of Applied Science, Centurion University of Technology and Management, Odisha, India.
3Bhagyeswari Behera, Department of Botany and School of applied Science, Centurion University of Technology and Management, Odisha, India.
Manuscript received on 27 March 2021 | Revised Manuscript received on 01 April 2021 | Manuscript Accepted on 15 April 2021 | Manuscript published on 30 April 2021 | PP: 4-7 | Volume-1 Issue-1, April 2021 | Retrieval Number: 100.1/ijab.A2006041221
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Abstract: Now a day’s the toxic waste of soil and water by chemical fertilizer is a major problem, which leads to negative effect on crop production. Application of organic fertilizers is the only alternative approach to get better soil quality and future agricultural productivity. In this study, Azolla pinnata R.Br was taken as experimental plant and collected from Azolla tank of CUTM garden, dried and grinded into its powdered form and soil samples were collected from a garden of Centurion University of Technology and Management, BBSR, Odisha at depths of 15-30 cm. and elemental analysis was done by using X-Ray Fluorescence. A number of elements/compound was found to be present in both plant and soil sample. Among those, Silicon dioxide the initial soil was 67.203% and in final after 15 days of treatment it was found to be the value was decreased that was 53.21%.(Table-2) In this present study Ca found in initial soil was 4.236%. After 15 days study, Ca found in treated soil sample was found to be increased to 6.758%. (Table-2) In case of minor elements V2O5, Cr2O3, NiO, CuO, ZnO,etc. are present in both plant and soil sample. Like CuO, SrO was also found to be increased from 32.9 to 158.5ppm in final soil sample after treated with Azolla pinnata. It can be concluded that after mixing with Azolla pinnata R.Br on soil, the feritility potency was increased.
Keywords: Soil, Azolla Pinnata, Biofertilizer, Elemental Analysis.