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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(11): 3503-3516
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.711.400


Soil Physical Properties as Influenced by Protected and Conventional Vegetable Production in District Kangra of Himachal Pradesh
Shabnam* and Sanjay K. Sharma
Department of Soil Science, CSKHPKV, Palampur, Himachal Pradesh, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Protected cultivation is gaining momentum especially for vegetable cultivation in Himachal Pradesh. Therefore the present study was undertaken to assess the soil quality inside polyhouses vis a vis under conventional cultivation so as to ascertain the effect of intensive cropping and the management practices being followed by farmers under these two systems on soil physical properties. The main objectives of this study were to assess the effect of conventional and protected systems of farming on soil physical parameters. Texture across the various sites varied from sandy loam to clay loam. Mean of two years (2015 and 2016) revealed comparatively lower bulk density inside protected cultivation (1.12 Mg m-3) as compared to conventional system (1.24 Mg m-3). There were as such no differences were observed in particle density. However, porosity and water holding capacity differ inside protected and conventional system. Considering mean of mean weight diameter (MWD) observed higher inside protected system (1.49 mm) as compared to conventional system (1.40 mm).


Keywords: Soil physical properties, Conventional vegetable, District Kangra
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Shabnam and Sanjay K. Sharma. 2018. Soil Physical Properties as Influenced by Protected and Conventional Vegetable Production in District Kangra of Himachal Pradesh.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(11): 3503-3516. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.711.400