Agricultural Benefits of Postharvest Banana Plants

Organic Potash in Banana Plant Pseudo-stem Juice: Application in Mustard Cultivation

Author(s): Dibakar Chandra Deka and Satya Ranjan Neog

Pp: 74-84 (11)

DOI: 10.2174/9789811801631121010006

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Banana plant pseudo-stem juice is highly rich in potash. Its effectiveness in the cultivation of mustard has been compared with that of muriate of potash. Juice treated soil affords 23% more yield as compared to that in soil treated with potash; 65% more than that in soil not treated with potash. Number of pods per plant as well as average seed weight per 100 pods are also higher if commercial potash is replaced by organic potash available from banana plant pseudo-stem juice. Thus, the banana plant pseudo-stem juice provides a better alternative to commercial potash fertilizer. Colour pictures of cultivation have been reported.

Keywords: Alternative of commercial potash, Banana plant juice, Organic fertilizer, Potash for mustard cultivation, Substitute for MOP, Substitute for potash, Use of banana plant pseudo-stem.

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