Growth of wheat plants influence by Azolla as organic manure
Ram Prakash Katiyar, Jitendra Mohan
Wheat (Triticum aestivum L. var. PBW 343) plants raised in soil pot culture condition with different doses viz. nil (control), 50, 100, 150, 200 and 250 g Azolla /kg soil. As compared to control, 250 g Azolla per kg soil showed highly significant (P=0.01) increased in dry matter yield of tops of 40, 80 and 120 days old plants. Increase in chlorophyll content of leaves of both 40 and 80 days, and increase in ascorbic acid content on tops of both 40 and 80 days old plant was also observed as 250 g. Azolla as per kg soil over control. Azolla as organic manure proves beneficial for growth of wheat plant.