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International Journal of Chemical Studies

Vol. 5, Issue 4 (2017)
Evaluation of soil fertility status in Sriganganagar district of Rajasthan


Author(s): Mukesh Kumar, SR Yadav and IJ Gulati

Abstract: The soil survey entitled “Evaluation of soil fertility status in Sriganganagar district of Rajasthan” was undertaken to assess fertility status of soils in Gharsana tehsil of Sriganganagar district. Eighty surface (0-15 cm depths) soil samples were collected from different villages of Gharsana tehsil. The fertility status of soils were categorized on the basis of the pH, EC, organic matter, CEC, CaCO3, available NPK and micronutrient into three classes (viz: low or deficient, medium and high or sufficient and majority of soils were loamy sand (95 per cent) in texture, normal (EC <1.0 dSm-1), strong alkalinity problem (86.25 per cent) and calcareous (50 per cent) in nature. Available nitrogen and phosphorus status of soils of Gharsana tehsil were 100 per cent and 45 per cent deficient, respectively. The soil micronutrient status of Gharsana tehsil were also poor. In general, the zinc and iron were 100 per cent and copper content was 97.50 per cent deficient where as manganese status was sufficient in soils. It was found that majority of soils of the study area are poor in fertility.

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How to cite this article:
Mukesh Kumar, SR Yadav, IJ Gulati. Evaluation of soil fertility status in Sriganganagar district of Rajasthan. Int J Chem Stud 2017;5(4):776-780.
International Journal of Chemical Studies