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Interactive effects of irrigation water salinity and soil fertility on salinity and sodicity build-up in soil and yield and cation composition of palmarosa (Cymbopogon martinii) and lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexuosus)

Arun Prasad; Anwar, M.; Patra, D.D.; Singh, D.V.

Journal of the Indian Society of Soil Science 49(1): 178-187


Accession: 003821151

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The experiment was conducted during 1991-93 in an open-bottomed reinforced concrete cemented cylindrical barrel embedded in the field in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India. The sustained use of saline water increased the pH, ECe, and SARe of irrigated soils irrespective of the crop species and soil fertility. The herb and oil yield of palmarosa significantly decreased at high salinity while that of lemongrass consistently decreased with increase in salinity.

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