International Journal of Chemical Studies
Vol. 5, Issue 3 (2017)
Characterization of salt affected soils of Dholka taluka of Bhal region in Gujarat
Author(s): Patel PK, Jakasaniya MS, Shinde RD and Patel RB
Abstract: Ten representing pedons of salt affected soils viz., Simej, Ambareli, Khatripur, Koth, Javaraj, Arnej, Bhetawada, Dholi, Anandpura and Vataman of Bhal region of Dholka taluka in Gujarat state (India) were selected for their physical and chemical properties. The soil texture of these pedons varied from clay to loam clay. The bulk density of different pedons ranged from 1.16 to 1.47 Mg m-3. The bulk density was slightly increased with increase in depth of all pedons. No definite trend was observed in case of particle density, porosity and maximum water holding capacity and it was ranged from 2.31 to 2.57 Mg m-3, 38.5 to 52.1% and 24.8 to 48.3%, respectively. In all pedons, pH of soil increased with depth of soil and it ranged from 7.48 to 9.08. i.e., mildly alkaline to very strongly alkaline in nature. Electrical conductivity (EC) varies from 0.17 to 5.3 dS m-1, normal to highly saline in nature. Organic carbon (OC) ranged from 0.10 to 0.75% in different horizons and decreasing trend was noticed with depth in all pedons. The dominating cations on the soil exchangeable complex were Na+ followed by Ca++ and Mg++. Exchangeable Na+ was increased with depth in all pedons. Available macronutrients (N, P, K and S) were deficient, low to medium, medium to high and low to medium, respectively, and decreased with depth in all pedons. In case of micronutrients status, no definite trend was observed.
Pages: 581-585 | 757 Views 25 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Patel PK, Jakasaniya MS, Shinde RD, Patel RB. Characterization of salt affected soils of Dholka taluka of Bhal region in Gujarat. Int J Chem Stud 2017;5(3):581-585.