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International Journal of Chemical Studies

Vol. 5, Issue 6 (2017)
Changes in soil chemical properties due to moisture regimes and sources of organic manures


Author(s): Ritu Thakare, RD Chaudhari and HB Zanje

Abstract: Study was conducted to know the influence of moisture regimes and sources of organic manures on soil chemical properties in Inceptisols, an incubation study was conducted under laboratory conditions. The research work was carried out at the Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, College of Agriculture, Dhule. The study comprises five levels of moisture, viz., 0 bar, 1/3 bar (Field capacity), 5 bar, 10 bar and 15 bar (permanent wilting point), and sources of organic manures viz., control, FYM and vermicompost were replicated thrice in factorial complete randomized design. The results revealed that the pH, EC, organic carbon and calcium carbonate does not much vary with moisture levels. The soil pH, EC and calcium carbonate values were found lower with vermicompost as compared to FYM. Available NPK contents increased significantly with the increase in moisture levels up to field capacity. The moisture levels above the field capacity reduced their availability. The availability of NPK and organic carbon content was significantly increased with the application of vermicompost as compared to FYM. The interaction effect of moisture levels and organic manures was found to be significant during 0th and 120th days of incubation period. The interaction of moisture at field capacity and vermicompost showed the maximum content of available nitrogen (145.36 and 157.22 kg ha-1), phosphorus (10.13 and 11.99 kg ha-1) and potassium (504.31 and 524.20 kg ha-1) at 0 day and at 120th day of incubation, respectively.

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Ritu Thakare, RD Chaudhari, HB Zanje. Changes in soil chemical properties due to moisture regimes and sources of organic manures. Int J Chem Stud 2017;5(6):875-879.
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