Effect of vinasse (spentwash) on quality of soil and sugarcane- A review

DOI: 10.18805/BKAP148    | Article Id: BKAP148 | Page : 38-41
Citation :- Effect of vinasse (spentwash) on quality of soil and sugarcane-A review .Bhartiya Krishi Anusandhan Patrika.2019.(34):38-41

Vishal Goyal, M.R. Meena and Sukhdev Kumar

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ICAR- Sugarcane Breeding Institute, Regional Centre, Karnal-132 001, Haryana India.


Vinasse produced by fermentation of molasses has to be paid particular attention due to its potentially huge impacts. The chemical composition of vinasse differs depending upon the soil, sugarcane variety, harvesting method and industrial method of ethanol production. For obvious reasons, as per the Indian Law, there are restrictions on its disposal in water bodies. Detailed and extensive studies and field experiments on soil and crop mostly show that vinasse is excellent manure which not only positively affects the physico-chemical properties of the soil but also helps in increasing the sugarcane yield. But due to some objectionable characteristics (low pH, high biochemical oxygen demand etc.), its judicious use is essential.


Molasses Vinasse Soil Physico-chemical properties Sugarcane Yield.


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