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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 8, Issue:6, June, 2019

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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(6): 813-818

Assessment of Soil pH, EC and OC in Different Land Use Systems of Doda District, J&K, India
Tajamul Aziz Alaie* and Renu Gupta
Division of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, FOA, SKUAST-J, Chatha, Jammu (J&K), India
*Corresponding author

The present study was undertaken to assess the status of soil pH, EC and OC in one hundred and eighty soil samples collected from different land use systems of district Doda. A soil survey was conducted in the month of April, 2016 to assess soil pH, EC and OC. Composite surface soil samples were collected using stratified random sampling method at a depth of 0-15 cm from Agriculture, Barren lands and at a depth of 1 metre from Forest, Horticulture of district Doda. The exact sample location was recorded using a handheld GPS receiver. Geographic Information System (GIS) and Inverse distance weighting (IDW) technique was adopted to generate prediction maps of these soil properties. Soil pH was moderately acidic to slightly alkaline, EC was (<1dS/m) indicated non-saline condition which is safe for plant growth and development. Organic carbon content was moderate to high ranged from (0.5-1.00 %). Maximum soil pH was recorded under barren land (7.90) followed by agriculture (7.55), horticulture (7.30) and forest (7.21). The Electrical Conductivity under different land use systems ranged from 0.08-0.31 d S m-1 under forest, 0.18-0.77 d S m-1 under barren land, 0.11-0.45 d S m-1 under agriculture and 0.10-0.35 d S m-1 under horticulture, respectively. The maximum OC was recorded under forest (1.19 %), followed by horticulture (0.97 %), agriculture (0.87 %) and barren land (0.65 %).

Keywords: Barren land, Electrical Conductivity, IDW, GIS and Land use systems

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Tajamul Aziz Alaie and Renu Gupta. 2019. Assessment of Soil pH, EC and OC in Different Land Use Systems of Doda District, J&K, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(6): 813-818. doi:
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