Data on Environmental Pollution Reported by Researchers at Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
2012 JUL 6 (VerticalNews) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Ecology, Environment & Conservation -- Investigators publish new report on Environmental Pollution. According to news reporting from Uttar Pradesh, India, by VerticalNews journalists, researchers stated "An experiment was conducted under simulated condition to study the influence of vermicompost on growth, yield and heavy metal accumulation by chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla), an important essential oil bearing crop grown under simulated condition. Nickel and Cadmium applied at 20 mg kg(-1) soil significantly enhanced the dry matter yield of the crop as compared to the control (no heavy metal)."
The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research by the authors from the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), "The results also revealed that addition of vermicompost (at 2.5 g kg(-1) soil) enhanced the heavy metal accumulation by chamomile in metal-treated soil. Although a sizeable amount of metals were being translocated to flowers, the essential oil extracted by hydrodistillation of flowers did not contain any heavy metal."
According to the news reporters, the researchers concluded: "Similarly, chemical constituents of the oil of chamomile were within the range of those obtained from chamomile grown under normal soil condition."
For more information on this research see: Influence of Vermicompost on Dry Matter Yield and Uptake of Ni and Cd by Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla) in Ni- and Cd-Polluted Soil. Water Air and Soil Pollution, 2012;223(5):2257-2262. Water Air and Soil Pollution can be contacted at: Springer, Van Godewijckstraat 30, 3311 Gz Dordrecht, Netherlands.
Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting S. Chand, Cent Inst Med & Aromat Plants, Council Sci & Ind Res, PO CIMAP, Lucknow 226015, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Keywords for this news article include: Asia, India, Uttar Pradesh, Environmental Pollution
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