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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(5): 2339-2349
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.805.276


Appraisal and Mapping of Soil Fertility Status for Korasagu-4 Micro watershed, Channagiri Taluk, Davanagere District, Karnataka
K.T. Gurumurthy, D. Ravikumar, A.V. Priyanka*, Anantakumar Patil, M.D. Rudresh, K.M. Vasanthkumar, G.K. Girijesh, Ganapathi and G.N. Thippeshappa
SUJALA III Project, Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, University of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences, Shivamogga, Karnataka, 577204, India
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Abstract:

A study was undertaken to assess the soil fertility status of Korasagu-4 micro-watershed in Channagiri taluk, Davanagere district of Karnataka. Total ninety six grid wise surface soil samples were collected at 0-15 cm depth to assess the soil parameters and prepare thematic maps by using GIS techniques. The results indicated that soils of micro watershed were slightly acidic to strongly alkaline in soil reaction with non-saline in nature. Soil organic carbon content was found to be medium in major area. The available N, P2O5, K2O were found to be low (73.37%), medium (94.65%) and high (58.72%) respectively in the micro-watershed. The 55.89 per cent and 70.17 per cent area of the micro watershed soils were found to be medium in sulphur and boron content. Whereas zinc was found to be deficient in 84.85 per cent of the area. The correlation study showed that organic carbon has significant and positive correlation with the availability of N (r=0.304**), P (r=0.265**), K (r=0.311**),S (r=0.515**), Zn (r=0.239*), Fe (r=0.261*) and significant and negative correlation with Mn (r=-0.453**), Cu (r=-0.431**) and B (=-0.250*) indicating, the compelling role of organic carbon in the maintenance of balanced soil health.


Keywords: Grids, GPS, GIS techniques, Soil fertility and Correlation study
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Gurumurthy, K.T., D. Ravikumar, A.V. Priyanka, Anantakumar Patil, M.D. Rudresh, K.M. Vasanthkumar, G.K. Girijesh, Ganapathi and Thippeshappa, G.N. 2019. Appraisal and Mapping of Soil Fertility Status for Korasagu-4 Micro watershed, Channagiri Taluk, Davanagere District, Karnataka.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(5): 2339-2349. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.805.276