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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2021.10(3): 845-854
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2021.1003.107


The Effect of Improved Agricultural Practice on Soil Nutrient Status and Some Beneficial Microbial Status in Rice- Lentil-Okra Cropping System in Gangetic Alluvial Zone of West Bengal, India
Malay Kanti Modak1*, Rambilash Mallick2 and Sadhan Kumar Das3
1Department of seed Science & Technology, 2Department of Agronomy, Institute of Agricultural Science, University of Calcutta, West Bengal, India
3Vivekananda Institute of Biotechnology, Sri Ramkrishna Ashram Nimpith, S. 24 Parganas, West Bengal, India
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Abstract:

The impact of Improved agricultural practice (IAP) with emphasis on soil analysis based organic manure and chemical fertilizer application, replacement of 25% chemical fertilizer with Bio-fertilizers and Integrated Pest Management, was studied for 3 successive years in 5 fields in Rice- lentil – Okra cropping system in Gangetic Alluvial zones of West Bengal, India. IAP was seen to have significant beneficial effects on elevating soil organic carbon content and increase soil pH towards normality.  This effect was observed to be integrated with increase in population density of some beneficial soil bacteria, like Azotobacter, Azospirillum, Rhizobium, Phosphate Solubilizing bacteria and Potash Solubilizing Bacteria. Nitrogenase activity of soil, as measured by acetylene reduction assay,  was found to be enhanced after 3 years of IAP.


Keywords: Improved Agricultural Practice, Integrated Pest management, Soil nutrient status, Beneficial soil microorganisms
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Malay Kanti Modak, Rambilash Mallick and Sadhan Kumar Das. 2021. The Effect of Improved Agricultural Practice on Soil Nutrient Status and Some Beneficial Microbial Status in Rice- Lentil-Okra Cropping System in Gangetic Alluvial Zone of West Bengal, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 10(3): 845-854. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2021.1003.107