International Journal of Chemical Studies
Vol. 7, Issue 1 (2019)
Physicochemical analysis of soils samples from Shimla and Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh
Author(s): Nirja Thakur, Rakesh Gupta, Anjali Chauhan, Manisha Thakur and RK Dogra
Abstract: The soil is the most important constituent for the purpose of fulfilment of all the basic needs of human beings. Soil is also an important component of our farming. Since plants depend on the soils for their nutrients, water and minerals supply, the soil type is a major factor in determining what types of plants will grow in any area. Thus the physico-chemical analysis of soil is very important because both physical and chemical properties which bear upon the soil productivity. The physico-chemical study of soil is based on various parameters like pH, electrical conductivity, organic carbon, available nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium etc. In the present investigation, soil samples were collected from two districts viz. Shimla and Kinnaur of Himachal Pradesh and the physicochemical study of soil is based on various parameters like total Organic Carbon, Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P), Potassium (K), pH and electrical conductivity. This study leads us to the conclusion of the nutrient’s quantity present in soil of some apple orchard sites of District Shimla and Kinnaur (Himachal Pradesh). Results show that all the eight selected places of these two districts have medium or high minerals content. This information will help farmers to solve the problems related to soil nutrients, amount of which fertilizers to be used to increase the yield of crops.
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Fig. 1: Variability in Potassium amongst 24 soil samples of apple orchards of Shimla and Kinnaur districts in H.P.
Fig. 2: Soil samples collected in sterilized polythene bags
Fig. 3: Variability in pH amongst 24 soil samples of apple orchards of Shimla and Kinnaur districts in H.P.
Pages: 41-46 | 702 Views 87 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Nirja Thakur, Rakesh Gupta, Anjali Chauhan, Manisha Thakur and RK Dogra. Physicochemical analysis of soils samples from Shimla and Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh. International Journal of Chemical Studies. 2019; 7(1): 41-46.