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Improving Lowland Rice (O. sativa L. cv. MR219) Plant Growth Variables, Nutrients Uptake, and Nutrients Recovery Using Crude Humic Substances.

Palanivell P, Ahmed OH, Ab Majid NM, Jalloh MB, Susilawati K - ScientificWorldJournal (2015)

Bottom Line: A pot experiment was conducted to determine the effects of crude humic substances on rice plant growth, nutrients uptake, nutrients recovery, and soil chemical properties using an acid soil mixed with three rates of crude humic substances (20, 40, and 60 g pot(-1)).However, the lowest rate of crude humic substances (20 g pot(-1)) significantly improved total dry matter, nutrients uptake, nutrients recovery, and soil nutrients availability compared with crude humic substances (40 and 60 g pot(-1)) and the normal fertilization.Apart from improving growth of rice plants, crude humic substances can be used to ameliorate acid soils in rice cultivation.

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Affiliation: Department of Crop Science, Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia Bintulu Sarawak Campus, 97008 Bintulu, Sarawak, Malaysia.

ABSTRACT
High cation exchange capacity and organic matter content of crude humic substances from compost could be exploited to reduce ammonia loss from urea and to as well improve rice growth and soil chemical properties for efficient nutrients utilization in lowland rice cultivation. Close-dynamic air flow system was used to determine the effects of crude humic substances on ammonia volatilization. A pot experiment was conducted to determine the effects of crude humic substances on rice plant growth, nutrients uptake, nutrients recovery, and soil chemical properties using an acid soil mixed with three rates of crude humic substances (20, 40, and 60 g pot(-1)). Standard procedures were used to evaluate rice plant dry matter production, nutrients uptake, nutrients recovery, and soil chemical properties. Application of crude humic substances increased ammonia volatilization. However, the lowest rate of crude humic substances (20 g pot(-1)) significantly improved total dry matter, nutrients uptake, nutrients recovery, and soil nutrients availability compared with crude humic substances (40 and 60 g pot(-1)) and the normal fertilization. Apart from improving growth of rice plants, crude humic substances can be used to ameliorate acid soils in rice cultivation. The findings of this study are being validated in our ongoing field trials.

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Treatments (C1: soil alone, C2: soil + complete fertilization, CHS1: soil + complete fertilization + 20 g rice straw compost + 2 g sawdust ash, CHS2: soil + complete fertilization + 40 g rice straw compost + 4 g sawdust ash, and CHS3: soil + complete fertilization + 60 g rice straw compost + 6 g sawdust ash) effect on plant height, number of leaves, tillers, and dry matter production of rice plant at 90 days after seeding. Different alphabets indicate significant difference between means using Tukey's test at P ≤ 0.05. The error bars are the ± standard error of quadruplicates.
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fig4: Treatments (C1: soil alone, C2: soil + complete fertilization, CHS1: soil + complete fertilization + 20 g rice straw compost + 2 g sawdust ash, CHS2: soil + complete fertilization + 40 g rice straw compost + 4 g sawdust ash, and CHS3: soil + complete fertilization + 60 g rice straw compost + 6 g sawdust ash) effect on plant height, number of leaves, tillers, and dry matter production of rice plant at 90 days after seeding. Different alphabets indicate significant difference between means using Tukey's test at P ≤ 0.05. The error bars are the ± standard error of quadruplicates.

Mentions: CHS1 and CHS2 significantly improved rice plant height, dry matter production, number of leaves, and tillers compared with normal fertilization (C2) (Figure 4). The lowest crude humic substances rate (CHS1) showed the highest dry matter production compared with other treatments. According to Smith and Dilday [61], high nutrients uptake (especially N and silica) increased rice plant growth and dry matter production, and this observation is consistent with the effect of CHS1 as this treatment showed the highest nutrient uptake (N, crude Si, Ca, Mg, Zn, Cu, and Fe) and recovery (N, Mg, Zn, and Cu) compared with other treatments (Figures 5 and 6). The rice plants under the highest crude humic substances rate (CHS3) died (Figures 4, 5, and 6). The high soil pH (pH 7.13) of CHS3 could be the reason for the rice plant death, because the rice plant variety of MR219 grows well within soil pH of 5.5 to 6.5 [42].


Improving Lowland Rice (O. sativa L. cv. MR219) Plant Growth Variables, Nutrients Uptake, and Nutrients Recovery Using Crude Humic Substances.

Palanivell P, Ahmed OH, Ab Majid NM, Jalloh MB, Susilawati K - ScientificWorldJournal (2015)

Treatments (C1: soil alone, C2: soil + complete fertilization, CHS1: soil + complete fertilization + 20 g rice straw compost + 2 g sawdust ash, CHS2: soil + complete fertilization + 40 g rice straw compost + 4 g sawdust ash, and CHS3: soil + complete fertilization + 60 g rice straw compost + 6 g sawdust ash) effect on plant height, number of leaves, tillers, and dry matter production of rice plant at 90 days after seeding. Different alphabets indicate significant difference between means using Tukey's test at P ≤ 0.05. The error bars are the ± standard error of quadruplicates.
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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fig4: Treatments (C1: soil alone, C2: soil + complete fertilization, CHS1: soil + complete fertilization + 20 g rice straw compost + 2 g sawdust ash, CHS2: soil + complete fertilization + 40 g rice straw compost + 4 g sawdust ash, and CHS3: soil + complete fertilization + 60 g rice straw compost + 6 g sawdust ash) effect on plant height, number of leaves, tillers, and dry matter production of rice plant at 90 days after seeding. Different alphabets indicate significant difference between means using Tukey's test at P ≤ 0.05. The error bars are the ± standard error of quadruplicates.
Mentions: CHS1 and CHS2 significantly improved rice plant height, dry matter production, number of leaves, and tillers compared with normal fertilization (C2) (Figure 4). The lowest crude humic substances rate (CHS1) showed the highest dry matter production compared with other treatments. According to Smith and Dilday [61], high nutrients uptake (especially N and silica) increased rice plant growth and dry matter production, and this observation is consistent with the effect of CHS1 as this treatment showed the highest nutrient uptake (N, crude Si, Ca, Mg, Zn, Cu, and Fe) and recovery (N, Mg, Zn, and Cu) compared with other treatments (Figures 5 and 6). The rice plants under the highest crude humic substances rate (CHS3) died (Figures 4, 5, and 6). The high soil pH (pH 7.13) of CHS3 could be the reason for the rice plant death, because the rice plant variety of MR219 grows well within soil pH of 5.5 to 6.5 [42].

Bottom Line: A pot experiment was conducted to determine the effects of crude humic substances on rice plant growth, nutrients uptake, nutrients recovery, and soil chemical properties using an acid soil mixed with three rates of crude humic substances (20, 40, and 60 g pot(-1)).However, the lowest rate of crude humic substances (20 g pot(-1)) significantly improved total dry matter, nutrients uptake, nutrients recovery, and soil nutrients availability compared with crude humic substances (40 and 60 g pot(-1)) and the normal fertilization.Apart from improving growth of rice plants, crude humic substances can be used to ameliorate acid soils in rice cultivation.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Crop Science, Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia Bintulu Sarawak Campus, 97008 Bintulu, Sarawak, Malaysia.

ABSTRACT
High cation exchange capacity and organic matter content of crude humic substances from compost could be exploited to reduce ammonia loss from urea and to as well improve rice growth and soil chemical properties for efficient nutrients utilization in lowland rice cultivation. Close-dynamic air flow system was used to determine the effects of crude humic substances on ammonia volatilization. A pot experiment was conducted to determine the effects of crude humic substances on rice plant growth, nutrients uptake, nutrients recovery, and soil chemical properties using an acid soil mixed with three rates of crude humic substances (20, 40, and 60 g pot(-1)). Standard procedures were used to evaluate rice plant dry matter production, nutrients uptake, nutrients recovery, and soil chemical properties. Application of crude humic substances increased ammonia volatilization. However, the lowest rate of crude humic substances (20 g pot(-1)) significantly improved total dry matter, nutrients uptake, nutrients recovery, and soil nutrients availability compared with crude humic substances (40 and 60 g pot(-1)) and the normal fertilization. Apart from improving growth of rice plants, crude humic substances can be used to ameliorate acid soils in rice cultivation. The findings of this study are being validated in our ongoing field trials.

No MeSH data available.