Research Article

POTENTIAL USE OF BRICK KILN COAL FLY ASH TO AMELIORATE BIOCHEMICAL PARAMETERS AND NITROGEN FIXATION EFFIECIENCY OF PISUM SATIVUM L.

LUVNA RAJPOOT, KULDEEP KUMAR, ASMA, ASHOK KUMAR


Abstract:

Fly ash is a waste by product of coal combustion. It such as recovered from the gases of burning coal from brick kiln and thermal power plants and other industries which use coal for production of energy. Fly ash contains different types of nutrients such as Ca, S, Cu, Zn, Mg, P, Mn, B, and Fe, which are remunerative for plant growth. The continuous use of chemical fertilizers increases the crop productivity but also degrades physical and chemical quality of soil. The present study was conducted to detect the impact of different levels (25 gm, 50 gm, and 100 gm per meter2) of fly ash on the determination of physicochemical properties of plant Pisum sativum such as protein, proline, nitrogen, leghaemoglobin, phosphorous, and some nitrogen fixing enzyme of Pisum sativum. All these were found to be favorably affected by fly ash induced changes in physicochemical properties of Pisum sativum L. Hence, through the present research work can conclude that fly ash in optimize amount (25gm/m2) can be a mileage for sustainable agriculture.

Keyword:

Brick kiln, crop productivity, Fly ash, fertilizers, nitrogen fixing enzyme