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The impact of combined industrial effluent on the physico-chemical properties of soil cultivated with Phaseolus vulgaris was studied in pots experiment. The soil was irrigated with four concentrations (i.e. 25%, 50%, 75% and 100%) of the combined industrial effluent collected from the drain of industrial area of Kathua and one control set in which tap water was used for irrigation. The physico–chemical properties of soil were determined before i.e. at time of sowing and at the end of the experiment i.e. after harvesting of crop, in the two months study period. Results revealed that among various experimental sets of soil pH, EC, phosphorus and potassium showed the increasing trend whereas nitrogen and organic carbon showed the decreasing trend with increase in the concentration of the effluent.


Combined industrial effluent irrigation Phaseolus vulgaris soil characteristics

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Gupta , M. ., & Rampal, R. K. . (2015). Combined industrial effluent effect on physico-chemical characteristics of soil cultivated with Phaseolus vulgaris. Environment Conservation Journal, 16(1&2), 129–132.


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