International Journal of Chemical Studies
Vol. 5, Issue 4 (2017)
Characterization of soil for physical properties under different land use systems
Author(s): Bhavya VP, Anil Kumar S and Shivanna M
The main objective of this study was to assess the physical properties of the soil under different land use systems within the same locality and interpret the results with reference to organic matter accumulation in soil with four year old cultivated crops. The soil samples were collected from different depth at 0- 15 cm, 15-30cm, 30-50cm and 50-100cm from a cashew, mango, rose, vegetable and medicinal and aromatic cropping systems and analysed for bulk density, water holding capacity and percentage of pore space. Water holding capacity and percentage of pore space was recorded maximum in the surface layer whereas the bulk density was recorded maximum in the subsurface layer of the soil. Among different land use systems, vegetable block had higher bulk density values and lowest values was recorded under the mango and cashew orchard whereas, the maximum water holding capacity and percentage of pore space was higher under the perennial crops and lowest values was recorded under the annual crops. It was found that the continuous addition of organic matter under perennial crops helps to increase the physical properties of the soil and maintain the soil health as compared to annual crops.
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Bhavya VP, Anil Kumar S, Shivanna M. Characterization of soil for physical properties under different land use systems. Int J Chem Stud 2017;5(4):2022-2024.