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International Journal of Chemical Studies

Vol. 5, Issue 5 (2017)
Characterization and classification of soils of Kokarda micro watershed in relation to landform and soil properties


Author(s): MR Wahane, JP Sharma, NH Khobragade, SS More and NA Meshram

Abstract: The soil survey was conducted and eight typifying pedons were selected for detailed investigations representing major landforms, which are distinctly different from one another in their slope form and composition viz., summit crests, shoulder slopes, escarpments, foot slopes, toe slopes, interfluves slopes and entrenched valley floors. In general, these soils are non saline and alkaline in nature owing to the calcareous nature of the parent material. The soils developed on toe slopes and main valley side slopes are deep, showed comparatively thicker horizons, where deposition predominates erosion (P4 and P5), characterized by deep, wide cracks and well developed slickenside. These soils were classified under the order Vertisols. The soils of shoulder slopes and foot slopes (lower) (P1, P3 and P6) were classified as Ochrepts within the order Inceptisols. The soils developed on summit crests, shoulder slopes, foot slopes (upper) and escarpments (P2, P7 and P8) lack diagnostic surface and subsurface horizons and hence they qualified for Entisols soil order.

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MR Wahane, JP Sharma, NH Khobragade, SS More, NA Meshram. Characterization and classification of soils of Kokarda micro watershed in relation to landform and soil properties. Int J Chem Stud 2017;5(5):2146-2150.
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