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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 6, Issue:2, February, 2017

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(2): 511-519

Assessment of Physico-Chemical Characteristics of the Soil of Lahar Block in Bhind District of Madhya Pradesh (India)
Y.V. Singh1*, Shashi Kant1, S.K. Singh1, P.K. Sharma1, L.K. Jat1, M.Kumar, S.K. Shahi2, H.S. Jatav1 and R.N. Yadav1
1Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi- 221 005 (U.P.), India
2Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, U.P. College Varanasi-221002 (U.P), India
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Soil quality is one of the important factors controlling yields of the crops. Soil characterization in relation to evaluation of fertility status of the soils of an area or region is an important aspect in the context of sustainable agricultural production. Soil physico-chemical parameters are more important that control its quality. Variation in nutrient supply is a natural phenomenon and some of them may be sufficient whereas others deficient. The stagnation in crop productivity cannot be boosted without judicious use of macro and micronutrient fertilizers to overcome existing deficiencies/imbalances. The study area covers 10 villages in Lahar block of Bhind District, Madhya Pradesh. The 40 soil samples were collected from all the 10 villages keeping in view of the physiographic characteristics in different cross sections of the area. The processed soil samples were analysed for physico-chemical properties using standard procedures. The soils of the area are characterized by moderate to high pH and low to medium in organic matter content. The soils were low to medium in nitrogen, high in phosphorus and potassium, medium to high in sulphur and sufficient in calcium and magnesium. Among the micronutrient soils were noted sufficient in iron, manganese, zinc and deficient in copper.

Keywords:  Soil quality, Nutrients, Macronutrients, Lahar block and Bhind district.

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Singh, Y.V., Shashi Kant, S.K. Singh, P.K. Sharma, L.K. Jat, M. Kumar, S.K. Shahi and Jatav, H.S. 2017. Assessment of Physico-Chemical Characteristics of the Soil of Lahar Block in Bhind District of Madhya Pradesh (India).Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(2): 511-519. doi:
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