Vol. 5, Issue 4 (2017)
Assessment and management of soil sustainability of the soils of north-west gir madhuvanti topo sequence of south saurashtra region of Gujarat
Author(s): Chouthu Ram Hakla, SG Savalia, Shiv Prasad Daroga and Mahendra Choudhary
Abstract: Six representative pedons were evaluated for their soil sustainability and there constraints by scoring method of the soils of different land slope of north-west Gir Madhuvanti topo sequence of south Saurashtra region of Gujarat. The soils of hill slope belong to Lithic Ustorthents (P1) were placed in sustainable class (S2). The soils of upper piedmont belong to Lithic Ustorthents (P2), lower piedmont belong to Vertic Haplusterts (P3), plain area belong to Typic Haplusterts (P4), depression area belong to Sodic Haplusterts (P5) and upper coast belong to Fluventic Calciustepts (P6) were placed in sustainable with high input class (S3). In addition to this, the general mean score of weight factors of soil constraints were found in the order of Hill Slope (23) < Lower Piedmont (27) < Upper Piedmont (28) < Plain Area (30) = Depression Area (30) = Upper Coast (30). Indicators of soil sustainability, such as effective rooting depth (20-90 cm), bulk density (1.23-1.43 Mg m-3), texture (clayey), structure (sub-angular blocky), available water capacity (14-27 cm m-1), saturated hydraulic conductivity (0.00-0.18 cm hr-1), pH (6.79-8.28), EC (0.28-3.08 dSm-1), organic carbon (0.54-0.84 % of surface horizon) and SAR (0.78-4.02) were compared with the limits as proposed by Lal, (1994)  to understand the severity of constraints for sustainability.
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Chouthu Ram Hakla, SG Savalia, Shiv Prasad Daroga, Mahendra Choudhary. Assessment and management of soil sustainability of the soils of north-west gir madhuvanti topo sequence of south saurashtra region of Gujarat. Int J Chem Stud 2017;5(4):430-434.