Studies on the Impact of Irrigation of Distillery Spent Wash on the Yield of Cotton (Gossipium hirsutum) and Groundnut (Arachis hypogaea) Oil Seed Plants
S. Chandraju, Siddappa and C. S. Chidan Kumar
Journal Title:Nature Environment and Pollution Technology
Cultivation of Cotton and groundnut seeds was made by irrigation with distillery spent wash of different concentrations. The spent wash i.e., primary treated spent wash [PTSW] 1:1, 1:2 and 1:3 spent wash were analyzed for their plant nutrients such as nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium and other physico-chemical characteristics. Experimental soil was tested for its chemical and physical parameters. Cotton and groundnut seeds were sown in the prepared land and irrigated with raw water (RW), 1:1, 1:2 and 1:3 spent wash. The influence of spent wash irrigation on the yield of oil seed plants at maturity was investigated. It was found that the yield of oil seed plants was high in 1:3 spent wash irrigation than raw water and other dilutions.