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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 10, Issue:8, August, 2021

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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2021.10(8): 682-691

Impact of Land Use on Soil Physico-Chemical Properties under Subtropical Condition
Girdhari Lal Jakhar, Peeyush Sharma*, Vikas Abrol and Vikas Sharma
Department of Soil Science, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agriculture Science and Technology, Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir, India
*Corresponding author

The present study was conducted to explore the variability in soil physical (bulk density, porosity, available water content, maximum water holding capacity) and chemical properties (soil organic carbon, available N, P, K, S and Zn) under different land use systems. The results showed that soil of different land use systems was found slightly acidic to neutral (6.6-7.2 pH) in nature. The mean values of soil physical properties BD, porosity, AWRC, MWHC varied from 1.3 to 1.58 gcc-1, 40.25 to 50.78 %, 10.60 to 20.40 %, and 29.58 to 40.94, respectively. The SOC varied from 0.45 to 1.14 %. While the MWHC of the soils is non limiting in most part except some isolated patches. The mean values of available N, P, K, S (kg ha-1) ranged from 169.24 to 358.63, 10.50 to 26.73, 101.19 to 359.81, and 8.24 to 22.45, respectively. Better soil physico chemical status was observed under forest soil over other land use. Results suggested that about 80% portion of the district were found to be deficient in zinc content with poor soil physical status which is harmful for root growth of the plants. This information can assist us for optimizing fertilizer and management practices which may need urgent attention.

Keywords: Land use systems, Nutrient status, Soil physical properties, Soil mapping

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Girdhari Lal Jakhar, Peeyush Sharma, Vikas Abrol and Vikas Sharma. 2021. Impact of Land Use on Soil Physico-Chemical Properties Under Subtropical Condition.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 10(8): 682-691. doi:
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