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Vol. 8, Issue 6 (2019)

Use of silicon in rice crop in coastal region of Maharashtra: A review of research

SS More, SE Shinde, MC Kasture and MR Wahane
Silicon (Si) is a tetravalent element and the second most abundant element after oxygen in soil which comprises about 28% of the earth's crust. Silicon is required by the every crop but the role of silicon is not specific in every crop that’s why the application of the silicon and essentiality of the silicon is not specified yet with the crop and soil. If we think about the water storage, we are now a days taking tube wells at different depths and accordingly, we are opposing the practice of boring the tube wells because it is our very basic need and without which we cannot survive so we are trying to conserve the water by reducing the practice of boring. At the same time, if we think about the crop cultivation, we are cultivation different crops without application of the silicon to it but when we analyse the yield of plant and residue of the plant in that residue and yield components silica is present at varying level from the silica accumulator to less silica accumulator. The things are just telling that the continuous mining without application of the silicon to the soil it may hampers the content of silicon in the earth crust which has been approximately 28% since I am studying but I am not sure about that the same per cent of silicon is present today also in the earth crust. So I tried to point out the importance of silicon in agriculture in this review article along with the different forms of the silicon present in the soil and different methods by which different scientist have been analysed till today.
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How to cite this article:
SS More, SE Shinde, MC Kasture, MR Wahane. Use of silicon in rice crop in coastal region of Maharashtra: A review of research. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(6):335-340.

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