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Vol. 9, Issue 9 (2020)

Role of Vetiveria zizanioides in soil protection and carbon sequestration

C Subha Lakshmi and Ch. Chandra Sekhar
Soil degradation, contamination and low organic matter status of soils assume significance as major factors contributing to soil fertility decline and low crop productivity. Soil erosion results in loss of nutrients and soil organic carbon, which ultimately aggravates soil degradation. Soil contamination is caused mainly by release of industrial wastes, sewage sludge, land application of fertilizers and pesticides etc. resulting in accumulation of heavy metals ultimately turning the soil unproductive and unfit for cultivation. This situation demands adoption of efficient strategies that would aid in protecting the soil. Vetiveria zizanoides (Chrysopogon zizanioides) has been identified as a hardy plant with various economic and environmental applications. This article attempts to throw light on the potential of vetiver grass in protecting the soil and carbon sequestration.
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How to cite this article:
C Subha Lakshmi, Ch. Chandra Sekhar. Role of Vetiveria zizanioides in soil protection and carbon sequestration. Pharma Innovation 2020;9(9):492-494.

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