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Pratibha Kumari1, 2, Babloo Sharma3 , Reena Kumari4 and B.R. Murya2
1International Rice Research Institute, Philippines-Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia (CSISA, India office, Patna, Bihar)
2Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi-221005, India.
3Department of Soil and Water Conservation, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, Nadia-741 252, India.
4Agricultural Engineering Department, N. M. College of Agriculture, Navsari Agricultural University, Navsari-396450, India.
J Pure Appl Microbiol. 2016;10(4):2919-2924 | © The Author(s). 2016
Received: 02/04/2016 | Accepted: 20/06/2016 | Published: 31/12/2016

An incubation study was carried out during 2009-2010 in net house at BHU, Varanasi on alluvial soils, to investigation the consequences of enriching the soil with different organic amendments viz. FYM, sludge, poultry manure, fresh cow dung and Lantana Camera on microbial inhabitant, CO2 evolution, Soil microbial biomass carbon (SMBC) and C: N ratio of soil at 15,30 and 45 days of incubation (DAI).The results indicated a significant rise in microbial inhabitant, CO2 evolution, Soil microbial biomass carbon (SMBC) and C: N ratio. Microbial inhabitant under the sludge application (45 DAI) was significantly higher than that gained under other organic materials, while CO2 evolution, SMBC and C: N ratio was significantly higher under FYM application (45 DAI).Highest soil respiration was reported with FYM followed by sludge and fresh cow dung with increasing incubation periods. Highest value of CO2 evolution was observed in FYM (28 mg CO2) at 45 DAI. A marked increase in SMBC was recorded with application of FYM followed by sludge and fresh cow dung. Maximum SMBC occurred (392 µg g-1 soil) at 45 DAI. Treatment with FYM application found to be efficient in increasing C: N ratio and showed superior over all treatments.


Organic amendments; Soil microbial inhabitant; CO2 evolution; Soil microbial biomass carbon; C: N ratio; Incubation period.

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