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IJSTR >> Volume 9 - Issue 1, January 2020 Edition



International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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Assessment Of Soil Quality Using Physiochemical Parameter Of Soil In Dehradun District Of Uttarakhand

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AUTHOR(S)

Bahukhandi Kanchan Deoli, Arora Shefali, Sharma Madhuben, Siddiqui Nihal Anwar

 

KEYWORDS

Soil quality; physiochemical parameter; soil fertility, micronutrient, macronutrient

 

ABSTRACT

Soil is one of the important component of environment which affect growth and development of plant. The soil testing is one of the chemical process in which the suitability of essential nutrients are determined before sowing the crops so that the demand of remaining nutrient can be fulfilled artificially though applying fertilizer in the field. The objective of this research is to analyze macro-nutrient (P, K, S) micro nutrient (Mn, Fe, Cu, Zn) in order to understand the suitability of soil for cultivation of medicinal plant species in the study area. In the present study the physiochemical analysis were carried out by analyzing the parameter i.e. pH, Organic carbon, Phosphorous, Potassium, Sulphur, Zinc, Iron, Manganese and Copper. Total 24 soil sample were collected in 2017 during winter season (November-December) in selected villages of Saheshpur block of Dehradun and compared with the Standard value of soil quality. The micronutrient Fe, Cu, Mn and Zn were determined by using Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer. The organic carbon in the study area were ranged from 0.34 % to 0.94 %, the mean value of pH was 7.1 indicating alkaline nature of soil. In order to depict the spatial variation one way ANOVA is carried out and it was found that in few sampling locations the soil quality parameter i.e. Sulphur, Zinc and moisture content were highly variable as compare to other location. Correlation analysis were carried out among various parameter of soil quality, Mn shown good correlation between Fe, S, Zn and Cu. All the parameter were under permissible limit of soil quality standard except potash which was found to less than minimum (> 140 kg/hectare) requirement of soil quality standard.

 

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