African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6576

Full Length Research Paper

Available nutrient status and their relationship with soil properties of Aravalli mountain ranges and Malwa Plateau of Pratapgarh, Rajasthan, India

D. P. Singh* and M. S. Rathore
Department of Agricultural Chemistry and Soil Science, Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology, Udaipur (Raj) - India 313001.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 24 June 2013
  •  Published: 24 October 2013

Abstract

The present study was conducted to study the available nutrient status and their relationship with soil properties. In the present investigation, two transects, that is, Aravalli mountain ranges and Malwa plateau, were selected in the pratapgarh district having eight landforms namely hill, pediments, valley, and plain in the Aravalli Mountain ranges and Malwa plateau, respectively. Total eight pedons were examined in the field and investigated in the laboratory using standard laboratory procedures. The soils of all pedons were found deficient in available nitrogen and phosphorus while adequate in available potassium. The diethylenetriaminepentaacetic acid (DTPA) extractable micronutrients like iron, manganese and copper were found sufficient and zinc was deficient in soils of both transect. Major and micronutrients were found relatively higher in soils of Malwa plateau compared to soils of Aravali mountain ranges.

 

 

Key words: Major and micro nutrient status, mechanical, physico-chemical, soil.