Enhancement of the nutritional status

Enhancement of the nutritional status and shelf life of ‘Shasyagavya’ by mixing with different additives

Naveen Kumar

The experiment was conducted during January-2015 to May-2015 at the laboratory of IRTDM faculty centre, Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University, Morabadi, Ranchi-834008 to study on theenhancement of nutrients content and shelf life of Shasyagavya by mixing with different low cost additives.The treatments were prepared by utilizing different easily available materials like-Glycerol, Soyabean oil, Niger oil, Coconut oil, Karanj oil and Groundnut oil, along with ‘Shasyagavya’ an effective liquid organic manure prepared by utilizing easily and locally available resources such as cow-dung, cow-urine, peels of vegetables (potato) and water at 1:1:1:2 ratios. The treatments combinations were: T1 = Glycerol  (200 ml) + Shasyagavya (2 lt..); T2= Soyabean oil (200 ml) + Shasyagavya (2 lt.); T3 =Niger oil (200 ml) + Shasyagavya (2 lt.); T4 =Coconut oil (200 ml)  + Shasyagavya (200 lt.); T5 =Karanj oil (200 ml)  + Shasyagavya (2 lt.); T6 = Groundnut oil + Shasyagavya (2 lt.); T7= Control [Shasyagavya (mother solution) only (2.2 lt.)]. The findings revealed nutritional status and shelf life of ‘Shasyagavya’ may be increased by mixing with available different organic additives. From the results, it was also revealed that T6 (Groundnut oil + Shasysgavya) as the best treatment among all other treatments when nutritional status of the treatment in respect of the plant nutrients content was taken into consideration. The same treatment also emerged as the best treatment in terms of longevity/shelf-life with desirable levels of almost all studied parameters that remain either unchanged or increased for longer periods after preparation of Shasyagavya as well as mixing with additives as per the requirement of the specified treatments.

Keywords: Shasyagavya, Cow dung, Cow urine, Glycerol, Soyabean oil, Niger oil, Coconut oil, Karanj oil and Groundnut oil.