Journal of Pure and Applied MicrobiologyVol. 3 No. 2

Comparative Study of Fly Ash and Fly Ash Mixed Bacterial Culture on the Growth of Arachis hypogea

V. Muthumani┬╣ and J. Jensi┬▓

Department of Microbiology, Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan College of Arts and Science for Women Perambalur - 621 212, India.

Received on 18 February 2009 and accepted on 21 April 2009

 

ABSTRACT

Fly ash the waste product from thermal power plant is used as a soil amendment along with bacterial cultures which supports plant growth by increasing the soil fertility by providing micro and macronutrients to cultivated crops. Fly ash also improves permeability status of soil and soil texture. The results of this study indicate that fly ash could be beneficial to typical plant growth if it is applied to an adequate rate and to an acceptable medium along with bacterial culture.

Keywords : Arachis hypogea, Fly ash, Azotobacter, Phosphate solubilizing bacteria.