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International Journal of Chemical Studies

Vol. 6, Issue 2 (2018)
Status of available major nutrients in soils of Mehsana district of Gujarat


Author(s): JK Patel, JM Patel, Praveen Thakur and PM Patel

Abstract: A study was undertaken to delineate the status of available major nutrients in soils of Mehsana district of Gujarat. Total 371 representative surface soil samples were collected from cultivated farmer’s field of 10 talukas of Mehsana district during April-2016. Results revealed that soils of Mehsana district are slightly neutral to moderately alkaline in reaction (pH - 7.67) with low soluble salt (EC - 0.37 dS/m) content. The soils of Mehsana district were low in organic carbon (0.41 per cent) and available nitrogen (224.80 kg/ha), medium in available phosphorus (44.38 kg/ha) and high in available potassium status (413.89 kg/ha). Overall, soils of Mehsana district had nutrient index values of 1.32, 2.06 and 2.78 for available N, P2O5 and K2O which indicates very low, adequate and very high fertility status, respectively.

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JK Patel, JM Patel, Praveen Thakur, PM Patel. Status of available major nutrients in soils of Mehsana district of Gujarat. Int J Chem Stud 2018;6(2):695-699.
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