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Effect of plastic mulch on crop yield and land degradation in south coastal saline soils of Bangladesh

Effect of plastic mulch on crop yield and land degradation in south coastal saline soils of Bangladesh
Effect of plastic mulch on crop yield and land degradation in south coastal saline soils of Bangladesh
The experiment was conducted during dry season of 2016 and 2017 at farmer’s field of Kalapara Upazila of Patuakhali district, Bangladesh to develop tools to reduce salinity impact in maize and to reduce salinity induced land degradation. There were five treatments in the experiment having three different color plastic mulch (blue, black and white) and rice straw mulch and a non mulch control (bare soil) treatment. The experiment was laid out in randomized complete block design with three replications. The treatments white, blue and black plastic film mulch, and rice straw much had 149, 109, 78 and 25 % grain yield increase in 2016, and 173, 117, 99 and 47 % in 2017 over control, respectively. The white plastic mulch treatment had 4ºC and 3.5ºC higher temperature over rice straw mulch treatment and 2.0°C higher than the control treatment in 2016 and 2017, respectively. The black plastic mulch had 0.2 and 1.0 °C, and rice straw mulch had 2.0 and 1.5 °C lower temperature than control in 2016 and 2017, respectively. Use of plastic mulch significantly reduces electrical conductivity of soil. In non-mulch treatment sulfur content was extremely high; plastic mulch rather helps to decrease the excess availability of sulfur. The overall results suggest that use of plastic mulch would be a suitable tool for enhancing maize production maintaining good soil health in saline soils.
land degradation, maize, plastic mulch, saline soil, straw mulch
317-324
Asadul Haque, M.
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Jahiruddin, M.
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Clarke, Derek
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Asadul Haque, M.
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Jahiruddin, M.
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Clarke, Derek
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Asadul Haque, M., Jahiruddin, M. and Clarke, Derek (2018) Effect of plastic mulch on crop yield and land degradation in south coastal saline soils of Bangladesh. International Soil and Water Conservation Research, 6 (4), 317-324. (doi:10.1016/j.iswcr.2018.07.001).

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Abstract

The experiment was conducted during dry season of 2016 and 2017 at farmer’s field of Kalapara Upazila of Patuakhali district, Bangladesh to develop tools to reduce salinity impact in maize and to reduce salinity induced land degradation. There were five treatments in the experiment having three different color plastic mulch (blue, black and white) and rice straw mulch and a non mulch control (bare soil) treatment. The experiment was laid out in randomized complete block design with three replications. The treatments white, blue and black plastic film mulch, and rice straw much had 149, 109, 78 and 25 % grain yield increase in 2016, and 173, 117, 99 and 47 % in 2017 over control, respectively. The white plastic mulch treatment had 4ºC and 3.5ºC higher temperature over rice straw mulch treatment and 2.0°C higher than the control treatment in 2016 and 2017, respectively. The black plastic mulch had 0.2 and 1.0 °C, and rice straw mulch had 2.0 and 1.5 °C lower temperature than control in 2016 and 2017, respectively. Use of plastic mulch significantly reduces electrical conductivity of soil. In non-mulch treatment sulfur content was extremely high; plastic mulch rather helps to decrease the excess availability of sulfur. The overall results suggest that use of plastic mulch would be a suitable tool for enhancing maize production maintaining good soil health in saline soils.

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Haque Jahiruddin and Clarke. Plastic mulch in Bangladesh ISWRC 2018 - Accepted Manuscript
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Accepted/In Press date: 27 July 2018
e-pub ahead of print date: 30 July 2018
Published date: December 2018
Keywords: land degradation, maize, plastic mulch, saline soil, straw mulch

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Local EPrints ID: 424762
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/424762
PURE UUID: cb814ac4-64bf-489c-b923-82bb514ffe61
ORCID for Derek Clarke: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-5433-5258

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Date deposited: 05 Oct 2018 11:44
Last modified: 14 Mar 2019 01:57

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