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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:3, March, 2020

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(3): 1884-1897

Different Rice based Cropping Systems can Influence Various Soil Organic Carbon Pools in a Clay Loam Soil of West Bengal
Swayambhu Ghosh1, 2*, Kalyan Chakrabarti1, Aritra Kumar Mukherjee1,3 and Sudipta Tripathi1
1Agriculture Chemistry and Soil Science, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, University of Calcutta, India
2ICAR- Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, Kolkata
3Agriculture Chemistry and Soil Science, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, West Bengal, India
*Corresponding author

Soil organic matter content and several fractions of soil organic carbon are considered to be sensitive indicator of soil health who on several conditions like cropping choice and management practices. The presence of different soil organic C pool in rice cultivating soils are well documented but thoroughly studied information on relation between soil C status and different rice based cropping managements are not available. Total organic C, water extractable organic C, humus C, microbial biomass C and total carbohydrate analyzed on the soils of long term cultivated rice fields for this study. Three rice based cropping systems like rice-rice, rice-wheat, and rice-fallow from semi-arid climatic zone of west Bengal were chosen for this purpose. After long term cultivation it was found, soils may face 50-60% depletion of TOC in cultivated soils than uncultivated virgin grasslands. WEOC, MBC were considered as most sensitive parameter because of their significant correlation with other parameters and capability of concluding on overall soil health. Both the parameters showed rice-wheat (53% and 27% higher than rice fallow respectively) soil is much more biologically active than others. Total carbohydrate was found higher in rice-rice (80% higher than rice fallow) and humus was found higher rice-fallow (76% higher than rice rice) soils, reflecting differential impact on various C pools by different management practice of rice. The correlation found between SOC pools were mostly positive but with varying magnitude. Soil C pool dynamics after long term cultivation affect not only justifies variable physicochemical and biochemical soil properties but also gives a clue for choosing a suitable cropping pattern which may returns with better soil health.

Keywords: Organic carbon fractions, Ratio index value, Rice based cropping system, Soil health

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Swayambhu Ghosh, Kalyan Chakrabarti, Aritra Kumar Mukherjee and Sudipta Tripathi. 2020. Different Rice based Cropping Systems can Influence Various Soil Organic Carbon Pools in a Clay Loam Soil of West Bengal.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(3): 1884-1897. doi:
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