International Journal of Chemical Studies
Vol. 5, Issue 5 (2017)
Potassium fixation capacity and potassium release of representative soil series of sub-Montane zone of Maharashtra
Author(s): MVVI Annapurna, BS Kadam, Nilam B Kondvilkar and HK Surabhi
Abstract: The representative soil series of order Entisols, Inceptisols and Vertisols collected from agriculture college Kolhapur and different research stations of Sub-montane zone of Maharashtra were assessed for potassium fixation capacity and potassium release. The K-fixation in different soils ranged from 78.80 mg kg-1 (Kurkum series of A.R.S., Vadgaon-Maval) to 276.40 mg kg-1 (Koregaon series of A.R.S., Karad). From the mean values, it was observed that Vertisols showed highest K fixation capacity followed by Inceptisols and Entisols. All the soil series were categorized as very low in step K except Koregaon series of A.R.S., Karad of Vertisols. The sub-surface horizon showed higher cumulative step K release than the surface horizon. The step K release studies pointed out that limited pool of non-exchangeable K was available to crops if these soils are placed under intensive cropping. The step K and constant rate K was highest in Vertisols followed by Inceptisols and Entisols.
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MVVI Annapurna, BS Kadam, Nilam B Kondvilkar, HK Surabhi. Potassium fixation capacity and potassium release of representative soil series of sub-Montane zone of Maharashtra. Int J Chem Stud 2017;5(5):1607-1610.