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Journal of the Indian Society of Soil Science
Year : 1997, Volume : 45, Issue : 2
First page : ( 354) Last page : ( 357)
Print ISSN : 0019-638X.

Influence of Residual Sodium Carbonate in Sodic Water on the Yield, Oil Content and Oil Production of Lemon Grass (Cymbopogon cytratus)

Singh Dharmendra*, Singh Bijendra

Department of Agricultural Chemistry and Soil Science, Raja Balwant Singh College, Bichpuri, Agra, Uitar Pradesh, 283 105.

* Present address: Department of Soil Science, Dayanand College, Ajmer, Rajasthan, 305 001.

Received:  December,  1993; Accepted:  February,  1997.


The high residual sodium carbonate in irrigation water significantly decreased the herb yield and oil production of lemon grass (Cymbopogon cytratus) and increased the pH and ECe of the sandy loam soil. However, increases in ECe were observed only in surface (0–15) soil.



Sodic water, lemon grass, residual sodium carbonate, herb yield, oil production, .


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