Appraisal of Macro and Micronutrient Status of Soils of Washim Road Farm of Dr. PDKV Akola, Maharashtra, Using GPS

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Vijay A. Dhotare
V. D. Guldekar
Sagar N. Ingle
S. M. Bhoyar


The present study was conducted during the year 2018 and 2019 at Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, Dr Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola, Maharashtra with an aim to know the macro and micronutrient status of soils of Washim road farm, Dr. PDKV Akola. Grid based (GPS) forty four (44) surface (0-20 cm depth) soil samples were collected by grid survey method at 200 m distance from Washim road farm and analyzed as per standard procedure for judging chemical properties and available nutrient status of soil. The results indicate that all the soils pH under study were slightly alkaline to moderately alkaline in reaction and it ranged from 7.5 to 8.6 and soils were free from soluble salt hazard (EC 0.13 to 0.38 dSm-1). Organic carbon content were ranged from 2.34-8.97 g kg-1, soils of Washim road farm was moderately calcareous to calcareous due to presence of CaCO3 in soil. The available major nutrient content in these soils showed very low status for N (100.35-175.61 kg ha-1), available P (13.25-22.4 kg ha-1), and very high for available K (340.14-539.04 kg ha-1). While the available S, it ranges from 7.58-16.4 mg kg-1. The available micronutrient content in these soils showed very low to moderate status for available Fe (2.05-5.96 mg kg-1 ), available Mn (0.82-4.47 mg kg-1) and available Zn (0.12-0.88 mg kg-1) indicates very low to medium and high for available Cu (0.73-3.12 mg kg-1).

Nutrient status, grid survey, GPS, chemical property, macronutrients, micronutrient.

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Dhotare, V., Guldekar, V., Ingle, S., & Bhoyar, S. (2019). Appraisal of Macro and Micronutrient Status of Soils of Washim Road Farm of Dr. PDKV Akola, Maharashtra, Using GPS. International Research Journal of Pure and Applied Chemistry, 20(1), 1-7.
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