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Effect of green manure (Sesbania aculeata) on physical properties of soil and growth of wheat in rice-wheat and maize-wheat cropping systems
 
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Department of Agronomy, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana 141 004 India
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Department of Soils, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana 141 004 India
Publication date: 2020-09-23
 
Int. Agrophys. 1992, 6(1-2): 95–101
 
ABSTRACT
A field experiment was conducted during 1978-81 to study the effects of green manure (Sesbania aculeata) incorporation in wetland rice and maize on soil physical properties, and root growth and yield of following wheat on a loamy sand soil under sub-tropical climate of northern India. Application of green manure td wetland rice increased the water stable aggregates, reduced the soil bulk density and increased infiltration rate. The effects of green manure in maize were relatively small.
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