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International Journal of Chemical Studies

Vol. 5, Issue 4 (2017)
Nutrient status of soils and carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus Linn.) Foliage under protected cultivation in the western Himachal Himalaya


Author(s): Debalina Biswas, JN Raina and Kishore Kumar Das

Abstract: A study was undertaken to obtain insight of soil nutrient status, under intensive carnation cultivation, of polyhouses located in low and mid hills of Himachal Pradesh. Studies reveal high soil organic carbon content (1.76-2.00 %) and available nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium ranged from 246.1 to 264.8, 49.5 to 61.9 and 587.1 to 682.5 kg ha-1, respectively. With the exception of nitrogen at some locations, all the soils were high in primary nutrient content. The exchangeable calcium and magnesium were found to be adequate and sulphur content (15.21 to 16.99 mg kg-1) was medium in the soils. Micronutrients Zn, Fe, Cu and Mn were medium to high in availability. Total N, P, K, Ca, Mg and S concentration in leaf were categorized as medium, medium, medium, high, high and low range, respectively. Foliage Zn, Cu, Fe, and Mn concentrations were found to be medium to high, high, medium to high and medium range, respectively. Thus, the crop is well supplied with the essential nutrients except sulphur.

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Debalina Biswas, JN Raina, Kishore Kumar Das. Nutrient status of soils and carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus Linn.) Foliage under protected cultivation in the western Himachal Himalaya. Int J Chem Stud 2017;5(4):636-642.
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