Effect of manuring
within cropping pattern was significant in CW and RW systems, where manured plots have higher AWC than non-manured plots.
The green manuring
is defined as a practice of ploughing in the green plant parts or adding the plant parts (branches, leaves, etc.
Organic sources like farm yard manure (FYM), poultry manure (PM), green manuring
and compost etc not supply the organic matters but also increase the fertility status of soil (Change et al.
Therefore, recent interest in manuring
has reemerged because of high prices of inorganic fertilizers and the importance of green, farmyard and other types of organic manures that provide long term soil productivity besides meeting nutrient requirements becomes obvious.
Hati K, Swarup A, Dwivedi A, Misra A, Bandyopadhyay K (2007) Changes in soil physical properties and organic carbon status at the topsoil horizon of a vertisol of central India after 28 years of continuous cropping, fertilization and manuring