Influence of irrigation with pulp and paper mill effluent on soil chemical and microbiological properties

@article{Kannan2004InfluenceOI,
  title={Influence of irrigation with pulp and paper mill effluent on soil chemical and microbiological properties},
  author={Kurunthachalam Kannan and G. Oblisami},
  journal={Biology and Fertility of Soils},
  year={2004},
  volume={10},
  pages={197-201}
}
Irrigation of sugarcane crops with combined pulp and paper mill effluent increased soil pH, organic C, N, P, and K. Over a period of 15 years effluent application increased exchangeable Na by 4.5-fold compared with control soil (well-water irrigated), which ultimately elevated the Na adsorption ratio of the soils. The combined effluent irrigation increased the soil populations of bacteria, actinomycetes, fungi, rhizobia, and yeasts. The populations of soil microorganisms were higher after 15… CONTINUE READING