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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(12): 2088-2113
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.712.239


GIS based Fertility Maps of Soils of Alirajpur District of Madhya Pradesh, India
Tikam Chand Yadav1*, H.K. Rai1, G.S.Tagore1, Garima Padwar1, Dayanidhi Chaubey2 and Divya Bhayal3
1Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidhyalya, Jabalpur (M.P.) - 482 004, India
2Department of Agronomy, Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour (Bhagalpur) - 813 210, Bihar, India
3Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, Indore (M.P.) - 452001, India
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Abstract:

Geo-statistics is an important tools extensively used for analyzing the spatial variability, interpolating between point observations and ascertaining the interpolated values with specified error using a minimum number of observations. GPS based two hundred seventy two surface soil samples were collected randomly from agricultural area of Alirajpur district of Madhya Pradesh under AICRP on MSN project. Results recorded that the73.90, 26.10, 77.57, 64.71, 93.01 and 25.37 per cent soil samples were found to be deficient in N, P, K, S, Zn, and Fe respectively. Considering nutrient index values of 2.33 for high fertility status, the soils of the study area were found to be in the category of low for OC, N, K,S and Zn; medium for P; and high with Mn, Cu, Fe and B. From the study, it is concluded that the soils of tribal dominated Alirajpur district is deficient in many numbers of nutrients. Therefore balanced and soil test based nutrient management practices should be followed to alleviate nutrient deficiencies of soils for sustainable crop production. None of the soil samples were tested low in Cu and Mn were found to be deficient. GIS based fertility maps showed that the fertility status of N, P, K, S, Zn, and Fe were deficient in major areas of research. Thus, these maps are useful for recommendation of fertilizers to increase the productivity.


Keywords: Fertility status, Soil maps, GIS, GPS, Alirajpur
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Tikam Chand Yadav, H.K. Rai, G.S.Tagore, Garima Padwar, Dayanidhi Chaubey and Divya Bhayal. 2018. GIS based Fertility Maps of Soils of Alirajpur District of Madhya Pradesh, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(12): 2088-2113. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.712.239