Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Fly Ash in Agriculture

FLY ASH IN AGRICULTURE source: science reporter June 2012
1. Improves permeability status of soil.
2. Improves fertility status of soil/agriculture yield.
3. Improves soil textural properties and soil aeration.
4. Reduces soil bulk density and crust and compact formation.
5. Improves water-holding capacity/porosity.
6. Makes favorable and optimum soil pH for crops. 
7. Provides several micro nutrients such as Mo, B, Mn, Fe, Zn, Cu, etc.
8. Source of many macro nutrients like Mg, S, K, P, Ca, etc.
9. Alternative for gypsum for reclamation of sodic soils and lime for reclamation of acidic soils.
10. Improves soil microbial activities in combination with other organic amendments.   

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