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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 10, Issue:1, January, 2021

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2021.10(1): 2501-2520

Assessment of Soil Health and Soil Quality of Kandhamal District, Odisha
Sushri Shainee Singh*, Narendra Swaroop and Tarence Thomas
Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, Naini Agricultural Institute, Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, Prayagraj, U.P., India
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Maintenance of soil health is prime importance for sustainable crop production. Soil quality is rapidly de-creasing in many regions around the world. There are many reasons leading to soil quality deterioration, including changes in land use types from forest to arable land and the con- sequences from intensive land use. In the present investigation analysis of different physical and chemical characteristics were made to determine soil health of Kandhamal district. Results show that soil bulk density was in normal range, soil particle density varied from 2.22 to 3.33 g cm⁻3, soil pH and EC were found to be acidic and non-saline in nature respectively while soil organic carbon and available phosphorus were in medium to high range. Available nitrogen and potassium were found to be low to medium range i.e., 198.82 to 385.6 Kg ha⁻1 and 82.23 to 167.6 Kg ha⁻1 respectively. Deficiency of sulphur followed by zinc was found in soils of Kandhamal district.

Keywords: Soil health, Soil quality, pH, EC, Sulphur, Zinc, Kandhamal, Soil

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Sushri Shainee Singh, Narendra Swaroop and Tarence Thomas. 2021. Assessment of Soil Health and Soil Quality of Kandhamal District, Odisha.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 10(1): 2501-2520. doi:
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