Vol. 7, Issue 3 (2019)
Status of different forms of sulphur under intensively soybean growing soils of Savner tehsil, district Nagpur
Author(s): Kajal D Bhoyar, Maya M Raut, Shubham B Girdekar and Pallavi W Ghorpade
Abstract: The present investigation in relation to "Status of different forms of sulphur under intensively soybean growing soils of Saoner tehsil, district Nagpur.” was carried out during 2017–18. Total fifty surface (0-20cm) and sub-surface (20-40cm) soil samples (25 for each) were collected from 25 fields of the Saoner tehsil after the harvest of crop from five locations viz., Kotodi, Bramhpuri, Hardoli, Isapur and Rohana of Saoner tehsil were selected to evaluate the status of different forms of sulphur and their relationship with different soil properties in soybean growing soils of Saoner tehsil in Nagpur district. The results indicated that the total sulphur in soils ranged from 293 to 455 mg kg-1 in surface soil (0-20 cm depth) and 285 to 442 mg kg-1 in sub-surface layer (20-40 cm). The organic sulphur ranged from 213.24 to 312.24 mg kg-1 in surface and 208.35 to 299.12 mg kg-1 in sub-surface layer. The sulphate sulphur, inorganic non-sulphate sulphur and water soluble sulphur ranged from 7.64 to 11.96, 56.13 to 137.90 and 3.43 to 8.13 mg kg‑1 respectively in surface soil and 7.12 to 11.89, 53.81 to 132.29 and 3.21 to 6.51 mg kg-1, respectively in sub-surface soil. Different forms of sulphur decreased with depth. All the forms of sulphur had significant positive relationship with organic carbon, available N, P, K. The electrical conductivity of soil was positively correlated with sulphate sulphur, water soluble sulphur while it was negatively correlated with total sulphur, organic sulphur and non-sulphate sulphur. The pH and CaC03 content of soil were negatively correlated with all the forms of sulphur.
How to cite this article:
Kajal D Bhoyar, Maya M Raut, Shubham B Girdekar and Pallavi W Ghorpade. Status of different forms of sulphur under intensively soybean growing soils of Savner tehsil, district Nagpur. 2019; 7(3): 43-47.