Ecology, Environment and Conservation Paper

Vol.11, Issue 3,4, 2005; Page No.(441-443)

UTILIZATION OF WEED COMPOST PRODUCTION OF MAIZE VEGETATION

Sanjay R. Biradarl and Bharati Jadhav

Abstract

Weeds are plants which grow in places where they are not wanted.Weeds add to the cost of cultivation, impair the quality as well as reduce the market value of the farm produce, harbour insects, fungal and virus pests that attack on crop plants, (Vats and Sidhu I 978,Vinod Sharma and Angrias I 996).Weeds form a free crop of great potential value, an economic utilization of these resources through compost manure production can help not only in meeting the challenge of energy crisis but also keeping the environment pollution free. (Tyagi and Tyagi 1989, Jerome Gold Stein, 1996). The weed vegetation of Cassia tom L., Achyranthes aspera L.,Tephrosia hamiltoni Drumm.,Crotolaria notoniiWt.&Arn. were used for the preparation of compost along with cattle shed waste and agricultural waste.The promising effects of weed compost on maize yield have been discussed in present paper-.

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