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Effect of Using Treated Wastewater with Urea Fertilization on the Quality and Yield of Sorghum Forage (Sorghum bicolor)

Effect of Using Treated Wastewater with Urea Fertilization on the Quality and Yield of Sorghum Forage (Sorghum bicolor)

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Title: Effect of Using Treated Wastewater with Urea Fertilization on the Quality and Yield of Sorghum Forage (Sorghum bicolor)
Author: KHALID AHMED SIDDIG MOHAMMED, AHMED
Abstract: Scarcity of water is one of the biggest problems facing mankind in the future. To decrease this problem many ways of water management can be approached. One possibility is by reusing treated wastewater for irrigation. Recycling of wastewater has emerged as a realistic option to overcome problems related to water shortages and its adverse environmental impacts. This study is concerned with seeking the effect of the interaction between nitrogen fertilizer (urea) and nitrogen originated from treated wastewater, with different irrigation waters to produce sorghum forage crop (Sorghum bicolor). The experiment was organized in a Randomized Complete Block Design, in which the experimental work involved comparing the effects of four treatments: treated wastewater with 50 kg urea per fed (W1), treated wastewater with 25 kg urea per fed (W2), treated wastewater alone (W3), and River Nile water with 50 kg urea per fed (W4). The parameters measured included some soil chemical properties and plant growth. The results showed that W1 significantly increased Nitrogen as well as Organic Carbon, P, Ca, Mg, K, Na, Ec and pH of soil. On the other hand plant height, stem size, number of leaves per plant, leaf area index, yield and concentration of N, Mg, Ca, Na and K in plant tissue increased significantly (P < 0.05) with W1, while W3 registered less significant difference. The use of treated wastewater in agriculture is highly recommended since it reduces environmental pollution, save fresh water for other uses and reduces the cost of fertilizer. In addition to that research is to be continued to find best ways of making use of non-conventional water resources
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/handle/123456789/12924
Date: 2015-06-16


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