MAGNETIZED IRRIGATION WATER TREATMENT FOR RESOLVING SALINITY STRESS

Authors

  • RASHIDA SULTANA Department of Botany, Abdus Salam School of Sciences, Nusrat Jahan College Rabwah, Chenab Nagar, Pakistan.
  • MALEEHA UMBER Department of Botany, Abdus Salam School of Sciences, Nusrat Jahan College Rabwah, Chenab Nagar, Pakistan.
  • HAFIZA AYESHA SATWAT Department of Botany, Abdus Salam School of Sciences, Nusrat Jahan College Rabwah, Pakistan
  • KHULLAT KOMEL Department of Botany, Abdus Salam School of Sciences, Nusrat Jahan College Rabwah, Pakistan
  • MIRZA NASEER AHMAD Department of Botany, Abdus Salam School of Sciences, Nusrat Jahan College Rabwah, Chenab Nagar, Pakistan.

Abstract

Remediation of saline soil is the major contemporary issue. The current study was conducted in Nusrat Jahan College Rabwah to analyse the effectiveness of magnetic water treatment (MWT) on chick- pea (Cicer arietinum) irrigated or raised in different salinity levels of soil and water. Variety studied was Poador-9 that was taken from NARC (National agricultural research Centre). Complete randomized design (CRD) with two treatments (S1 EC:2850 uS/cm, S2 EC:4830 uS/cm) and two controls with two replicates each was experimented. Irrigation was carried out by the usage of magnetic apparatus throughout the experiment. The parameters under consideration were the germination rate and growth. These were recorded at regular intervals of time. Biochemical analysis of Ascorbate peroxidase, Hydrogen peroxide, Malondialdehyde and Total Protein were carried out for the determination of decrease in salt stress level. Irrigation with magnetic treatment has proven to be a cost-effective technique to cope up with severe impacts of saline soil and water.

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Published

2020-12-24