Soil Quality Assessment of Different Villages of Malpura Block in Tonk District of Rajasthan, India

Rameshwar Choudhary *

Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi-221005, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Triyugi Nath

Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi-221005, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Pavan Kumar Sharma

Department of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resources Management, Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Pramod Kumar Nagar

Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi-221005, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Anil Kumar Meena

Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi-221005, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Indar Raj Naga

Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Jabalpur-482004, Madhya Pradesh, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

A study was conducted in the Malpura block of Tonk district, Rajasthan, during 2021-2022 to assess the soil fertility status. To ascertain 60 soil samples were collected from 6 different villages Lawa (V1), Borkhandi (V2), Kadila (V3), Jankipura (V4), Diggi (V5), and Nukkad (V6),  at a depth of 0-15 cm. Collected soil samples were examined for various physico-chemical parameters which includes BD, PD, WHC, Porosity, pH, EC, OC, also macro nutrient like N, P, K, Ca, Mg, and S by using standard analytical methods. Results showed that the soil was neutral to alkaline in pH (6.8 to 8.8), low in organic carbon (0.2 to 0.88%) and available sulfur (6.92 to 19.08 mg kg-1). The nitrogen content in the soil, ranging from 143.2 to 356.84 kg ha-1, was deemed insufficient. On the other hand, the levels of calcium and manganese were identified as ranging from medium to high in the soil sample.

Keywords: Soil fertility, organic matter, available nutrients, physico-chemical properties etc


How to Cite

Choudhary, R., Nath , T., Sharma, P. K., Nagar , P. K., Meena , A. K., & Naga , I. R. (2024). Soil Quality Assessment of Different Villages of Malpura Block in Tonk District of Rajasthan, India. International Journal of Plant & Soil Science, 36(5), 352–362. https://doi.org/10.9734/ijpss/2024/v36i54533

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