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International Journal of Chemical Studies

Vol. 6, Issue 3 (2018)
Performance of different multipurpose trees and their effect on physical and chemical properties of loamy sand soil under rainfed condition


Author(s): KN Patel, RR Shakhela and JK Patel

Abstract: The present study was conducted at Agroforestry Research Station, Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University, Sardarkrushinagar, Gujarat, India, in a Randomized Block Design with Four replications during the 2014-15. Thirty years old agroforestry tree plantation consisted of four multipurpose tree species (MPTs) viz., Azadirachta indica, Prosopis cineraria, Prosopis juliflora and Acacia tortolis. Relative to open field, soils under MPTs noted significantly increased WHC (26.50 per cent) and soil porosity (40.67 per cent) under Prosopis cineraria tree and Azadirachta indica tree species respectively while the lower values of BD (5.25 per cent) and minimum soil temperature (29.12 C) was noted under Acacia tortolis and lower values of maximum soil temperature (35.25 C) was under Azadirachta indica amongst all tree species. The pH and EC value decreased while organic carbon, available nitrogen, available phosphorus and available potash value in soil was increased under all tree species at different soil depth compared to open field. Reduced mean soil pH (3.97 per cent) and EC (75.45 per cent) was noted under the tree species of Acacia tortolis and Prosopis juliflora, respectively over control whereas mean maximum OC (0.63 per cent) and Available N (167.25 kg/ha) noted under Acacia tortolis tree species which was 320 per cent and 88.24 per cent higher over open field. Mean maximum available P2O5 (34.20 kg/ha) and available K2O (419.45 kg/ha) noted under Prosopis cineraria and Azadirachta indica tree species respectively which was 38.57 per cent and 64.26 per cent higher over control.

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KN Patel, RR Shakhela, JK Patel. Performance of different multipurpose trees and their effect on physical and chemical properties of loamy sand soil under rainfed condition. Int J Chem Stud 2018;6(3):142-145.
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