International Journal of Academic Research and Development

International Journal of Academic Research and Development


International Journal of Academic Research and Development
International Journal of Academic Research and Development
Vol. 4, Issue 4 (2019)

Effect of silicon and rice straw amendment on rice yield and nutrients in saline soil


Vasudevan ST, Muthukumararaja, MV Sriramachandrasekharan

A pot experiment was conducted in the pot culture yard of the Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, Faculty of Agriculture, Annamalai University, during July-October, 2016. The experiment revealed that rice yield and uptake was significantly enhanced on addition of silicon, organics and their combinations over control. The highest rice yield and uptake was obtained with combined application of RDF + 100% (Si + RSC). Based on the study, it is concluded that the application of RDF + 100% (Si @ 200 kg ha-1 + RSC @ 14.5 t ha-1) is needed to achieve the maximum rice yield and improve the soil properties in the saline soil.
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