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International Journal of Chemical Studies

Vol. 6, Issue 2 (2018)
Soil carbon and productivity parameters under Elm (Ulmus wallichiana Planch) plantation


Author(s): Shabir Ahmad Rather, KN Qaisar, Sabeena Nabi, R Banyal, PA Khan and Vaishnu Dutt

Abstract: The present investigation was carried out in the year 2014-15 on a 22- year old Elm plantation in the Kashmir valley. The soil analysis revealed that there is a decrease in soil moisture (MC), water holding capacity (WHC), organic carbon (OC), available nitrogen (N), phosphorous (P), potassium (K) and sulphur (S) from spring to autumn season. The respective higher values of these parameters were 20.63%, 48.82%, 0.69%, 248.80 kg ha-1, 58.95 kg ha-1, 230.82 kg ha-1 and 32.54 kg ha-1. However, bulk density, pH, EC (electrical conductivity), Ca and Mg showed the reverse trend. The maximum values of these variables were 1.11 Mg m-3, 7.15, 0.287 ds m-1, 337.04 ppm and 18.23 ppm, respectively. The majority of the soil variables except bulk density and pH decreased down the profile. All the tested parameters except bulk density and pH were significantly higher under Elm plantation than the open condition.

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How to cite this article:
Shabir Ahmad Rather, KN Qaisar, Sabeena Nabi, R Banyal, PA Khan, Vaishnu Dutt. Soil carbon and productivity parameters under Elm (Ulmus wallichiana Planch) plantation. Int J Chem Stud 2018;6(2):250-253.
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