International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences (IJCMAS)
IJCMAS is now DOI (CrossRef) registered Research Journal. The DOIs are assigned to all published IJCMAS Articles.
Index Copernicus ICI Journals Master List 2022 - IJCMAS--ICV 2022: 95.28 For more details click here
National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS) : NAAS Score: *5.38 (2020) [Effective from January 1, 2020] For more details click here

Login as a Reviewer

See Guidelines to Authors
Current Issues
Download Publication Certificate

Original Research Articles                      Volume : 6, Issue:11, November, 2017

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
Publisher : Excellent Publishers
Email : /
Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
Index Copernicus ICV 2018: 95.39
NAAS RATING 2020: 5.38

Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(11): 1496-1503

Management of Iron and Aluminium Toxicity in Acid Sulphate Soils of Kuttanad
N.L. Ebimol*, P.R. Suresh, N.K. Binitha and G.R. Santhi
College of Agriculture, Kerala Agricultural University, Padannakkad, Kasaragod- 671314, Kerala, India
*Corresponding author

An incubation experiment was carried out at College of Agriculture, Padannakkad during 2015-2017 to examine suitable amelioration strategies for the iron and aluminium toxicity in acid sulphate soils of Kuttanad. The acid sulphate soils of Kuttanad region are having extreme soil pH and toxicity of Fe and Al can be ameliorated using amendments and hence can be made more productive. During the submergence period among the various parameters monitored, a steady increase was observed for pH, Ca and Mg of the soil. Application of phosphogypsum + ½ lime (T2) showed the highest increase in soil pH and available calcium content and was highly effective in lowering the toxic concentration of Fe and Al in the acid sulphate soils of Kuttanad.

Keywords: Iron and aluminium toxicity, Acid sulphate soil.

Download this article as Download

How to cite this article:

Ebimol, N.L., P.R. Suresh, N.K. Binitha and Santhi, G.R. 2017. Management of Iron and Aluminium Toxicity in Acid Sulphate Soils of Kuttanad.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(11): 1496-1503. doi:
Copyright: This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.