International Journal of Chemical Studies
Vol. 6, Issue 3 (2018)
Physico-chemical properties of the dominant soil type under potato cultivation in Hassan district
Author(s): Lokesh Patil, Nair KM, Hamsa N and Kadalli GG
Abstract: Core samples for bulk density analysis and basic physico-chemical properties were drawn from the selected sites soil suitable for potato cultivation in Hassan district. The horizon wise samples were studied for, pH, EC, bulk density, organic carbon, cation exchange properties, exchangeable bases and plant available macro, secondary micro nutrients. The results of the soil analysis revealed that soil reaction ranged from 4.75 to 6.91 in different pedons and also variation was noticed with the depth of the pedons, organic carbon content of surface soil ranged from 4.2 g kg-1 soil to 11.1g kg-1 soil and in the subsoil layer 2.9 to 10.2 g kg-1 soil, decreasing gradually with depth. Cation exchange capacity of the soils was generally medium to low and exchange complex was dominated by calcium and magnesium. The soil available levels of other nutrients like potassium, calcium, magnesium, sulphur, iron, manganese, copper and boron was satisfactory.
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Lokesh Patil, Nair KM, Hamsa N, Kadalli GG. Physico-chemical properties of the dominant soil type under potato cultivation in Hassan district. Int J Chem Stud 2018;6(3):305-312.