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Effect of metallic pollutants (cobalt, nickel, lead) on growth performance and biomass accumulation of Mptís Acacia nilotica

Author Affiliations

  • 1Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalay, Raipur, CG, India
  • 2Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola, MS, India
  • 3Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola, MS, India
  • 4Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalay, Raipur, CG, India

Res. J. Agriculture & Forestry Sci., Volume 5, Issue (7), Pages 1-5, July,8 (2017)


Experiment was conducted to study the effect of metallic pollutants viz., Cobalt, Nickel and Lead on growth performance and biomass accumulation of Acacia nilotica a multipurpose tree species. Growth performance studies revealed that the concentrations of Cobalt Chloride significantly affect the shoot and root length, leaf number, Collar diameter and nodulation of growing seedling and found to be decreased with increasing the concentrations of CoCl2. The shoot and root length, leaf number, Collar diameter and nodulation were significantly affected by different concentrations of Nickel Chloride. Different concentrations of Lead Chloride significantly influenced the growth of shoot, root, number of leaves and nodulation and the highest growth performance for all the parameters was seen in control treatment but there was gradual decreased with increasing the concentration. In case of biomass accumulation studies, different levels of Cobalt chloride, Nickel Chloride and Lead chloride in soil showed statistically significant variation in leaves dry matter of above ground parts and below ground parts, total plant along with shoot / root ratio and control was found superior for maximum biomass accumulation.


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