UTILIZATION OF RAW'COIR PITH IN CROP PRODUCTION -A REVIEW

Article Id: ARCC4355 | Page : 102-108
Citation :- UTILIZATION OF RAW'COIR PITH IN CROP PRODUCTION -A REVIEW.Agricultural Reviews.2001.(22):102-108
A. Solaimalai, P.T. Ramesh and N. Ravisankar
Address : Department of Agronomy, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore - 641003, India

Abstract

Coir pith is a by-product from coir industries. In India, its availability is to the tune of 7.5 million tonnes per annum in which Tamil Nadu state alone contributes one fourth of its availability. Coir pith can be used as soil amendment under varied soil conditions, for improving the physical, chemical and biological properties of soil. It is a good source of mulch for increasing the water holding capacity and reducing the weed population. The usefulness of raw coir pith in crop production has been made in this paper.

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