Aeschynomene aspera L., a Potential Stem Nodulated Plantrnas Green Manure for Rice Cultivation in Manipur
W. Radhapiyari Devi
Experiment was conducted in microplots (4m²) using stem nodulated Aeschynomene aspera L. to evaluate itsrnpotential as green manure on the yield of rice variety Lungnila -phou (RCM-10) in Manipur condition. A. aspera L.rngreen biomass can yield 230kgN/ha in 7 weeks of its growth. Application of A. aspera L. as green manure increasesrnrice grain yield by more than 52% over the control. The yield of grain and filled grain was significantly higher in thernplots treatment with A. aspera L. stem nodulated twigs as green manure alone than in other treatments.