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International Journal of Chemical Studies

Vol. 6, Issue 2 (2018)
Enzyme activities in peach rhizosphere as influenced by various soil management practices under replant situations: A pot culture study


Author(s): Kishore Kumar Thakur and Dharam Paul Sharma

Abstract: Soil enzymes represent an important component of microbial communities present in the plant rhizosphere where they play a substantial role in maintaining soil health and its environment. A unique balance of microbial especially enzyme activities contribute to maintaining soil health. Evaluation of soil health therefore requires indicators of all these components. A pot-culture study in field condition was conducted to evaluate the effect of different soil management practices viz. soil fumigation, SSP, PGPR and biocontrol along with control (i.e. recommended package of practices) on microbial population (fungal, bacterial and actinomycetes) and enzymes activities in a replant soil. Different soil treatments showed significant (p<0.05) variations on enzymes activity over the control. Highest urease, dehydrogenase and phosphatase activity was recorded in peach rhizosphere with combined treatment T6 (SF + PGPR + Biocontrol + 25% more of recommended SSP) and the lowest value was obtained in T1 (recommended POP) treatment during the course of investigation. Likewise enzymatic activities, similar trend was noticed for microbial population where the combined treatment resulted in significantly (p<0.05) highest count of the aforementioned biological parameters, during both the years of study, compared to all other treatments. It can be concluded that different soil management regimes exerted a significant effect in terms of the measured soil biological parameters.

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Kishore Kumar Thakur, Dharam Paul Sharma. Enzyme activities in peach rhizosphere as influenced by various soil management practices under replant situations: A pot culture study. Int J Chem Stud 2018;6(2):2726-2730.
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