Morphological and Physico-chemical Properties of Soils of Amtur-3 Micro-Watershed on Schistose Landscape in Bailhongal taluk of Belagavi District, Karnataka, India

Firdosh Fathima *

Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad - 580 005, Karnataka, India.

M. Hebbara

Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad - 580 005, Karnataka, India.

M. V. Manjunatha

Department of Agricultural Engineering, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad - 580 005, Karnataka, India.

V. B. Kuligod

Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad - 580 005, Karnataka, India.

S. Rajkumara

Department of Agronomy, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad - 580 005, Karnataka, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

Aims: To assess the morphological and physico-chemical properties of two soil series viz., KKT (Kabulayathkatti tanda) and SDH (Singadahalli) of Amtur-3 micro-watershed developed on schistose landscape in northern transition zone of Karnataka.

Place and Duration of Study: The study was carried out in the Amtur-3 micro-watershed (4D5B8t04) located in Bailhongal taluk of Belagavi district, Karnataka during 2022-2024.

Methodology: Horizon-wise soil samples were collected from the two representative pedons viz., KKT (Kabulayathkatti tanda) and SDH (Singadahalli) soil series, were identified, characterized and classified up to family level according to revisions in Soil Taxonomy using morphological, physical and chemical properties.

Results: The soils of these two series were sandy clay loam to clay in texture, neutral in soil reaction and had low salt content. Calcium and magnesium were the dominant cations followed by sodium and potassium. Both the soil series belonged to the order Inceptisol.

Keywords: Inceptisol, pedon, physico-chemical properties, schistose landscape


How to Cite

Fathima, Firdosh, M. Hebbara, M. V. Manjunatha, V. B. Kuligod, and S. Rajkumara. 2024. “Morphological and Physico-Chemical Properties of Soils of Amtur-3 Micro-Watershed on Schistose Landscape in Bailhongal Taluk of Belagavi District, Karnataka, India”. International Journal of Plant & Soil Science 36 (7):1080-91. https://doi.org/10.9734/ijpss/2024/v36i74822.

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