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International Journal of Chemical Studies

Vol. 5, Issue 5 (2017)
Soil health and carbon stock as influenced by farming practices in Vertisol of Tamil Nadu


Author(s): K Sathiya Bama, E Somasundaram, KR Latha and R Sathya Priya

Abstract: To study the effect of tillage practices in different cropping sequences with nutrient sources on soil health, the experiment was initiated in the Eastern bloc farm of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore during 2012-13.The soil quality parameters viz., pH, EC, organic carbon, available N, P and K were estimated and the results indicated that, irrespective of cropping and manorial treatments, minimum tillage showed reduced pH, EC and increased organic carbon and available nutrients. Irrespective of tillage and cropping mulch + 75% recommended dose of N through fertilizers and 25% N through organics indicated reduced pH, EC and increased organic carbon and available nutrients. Among different cropping, lower pH and EC recorded in cotton green gram sequence and higher available P and organic carbon recorded in red gram- maize cropping and higher available K and N recorded in vegetable cowpea –sunflower cropping. Higher soil carbon stock recorded in mulch + 75% recommended dose of N through fertilizers and 25% N through organics and soil carbon content in bhendi-maize cropping.

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How to cite this article:
K Sathiya Bama, E Somasundaram, KR Latha, R Sathya Priya. Soil health and carbon stock as influenced by farming practices in Vertisol of Tamil Nadu. Int J Chem Stud 2017;5(5):2313-2320.
International Journal of Chemical Studies