A Study of the Effect of Pyrites and Rhizobium Inoculation on Chlorophyll and Sugar Content in Black Gram under Sodicity Stress Condition
- *Corresponding Author:
- Shashank Sharma
Department of Applied Sciences
JMIETI (Kurukshetra University), Radaur
Yamuna Nagar, Haryana, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: October 10, 2016; Accepted date: October 26, 2016; Published date: November 06, 2016
Citation: Singh J, Sharma S, Khanna SK, Sharma B, Prasad FM (2016) A Study of the Effect of Pyrites and Rhizobium Inoculation on Chlorophyll and Sugar Content in Black Gram Under Sodicity Stress Condition. J Environ Anal Chem 3:188. doi:10.4172/2380-2391.1000188
Copyright: © 2016 Singh J, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The study reveals that sodic conditions resulted in poor bio-synthesis in black gram plants and hence both chlorophyll ‘a’, ‘b’ and reducing and non-reducing sugar contents decreased with increasing levels of RSC water treatments. Incorporation of iron pyrites as an ameliorating agent significantly improved the availability of nutrients and enhanced the chlorophyll and sugar content. The Rhizobium inoculated treatments supplemented with 50 g iron pyrites pot-1 adjusted best among all the treatments and plants could withstand irrigation with 2.5 meL-1 RSC water without being adversely affected. Further, 7.5 meL-1 proved detrimental for plant growth and recorded maximum reduction in sugar and chlorophyll contents in the treatments which were not supplied with pyrites.