Vol. 6, Issue 1 (2018)
Distribution of nutrients in different soil types in Konkan region of Maharashtra
Author(s): Borkar VS, Gokhale NB, Dhopavkar RV, Khobragade NH, More SS and Kasture MC
Abstract: The fertility status of soil is one of the most important influencing factor for getting the yield and quality of crop. The soil samples were collected from areas representing Lateritic soil, Medium black soil and Coastal saline soils from the Agricultural Research centers of Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, Dapoli and which were collected from different tahsils of Konkan namely Dapoli, Karjat and Panvel. The result showed that the Lateritic soil are acidic in reaction due to leaching of bases due to high rainfall, whereas the neutral to alkaline pH was observed in Medium black soil and Coastal saline soil. The electrical conductivity was observed < 1dS m-1 except coastal saline soils which varies from 3.0 to 4.2 dS m-1. The CEC showed higher in coastal saline soil followed by medium black soil. The infiltration rate was minimum (0.90 cmhr-1) in Panvel (Coastal saline) soil profile due to salinity and heavy texture, whereas it was observed maximum in Lateritic soil (2.1cm hr-1) due to light textured soil. The available nitrogen content in the konkan region of different surface soils was in order as Coastal saline soil > Lateritic > Medium black soils. The available phosphorous was observed low in lateritic soils may be due to fixation capacity of soil. the available potassium was observed highest in coastal saline which was might be associated with salinity. The DTPA extractable micronutrient content was observed sufficient in all soils.
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How to cite this article:
Borkar VS, Gokhale NB, Dhopavkar RV, Khobragade NH, More SS, Kasture MC. Distribution of nutrients in different soil types in Konkan region of Maharashtra. Int J Chem Stud 2018;6(1):275-279.