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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(8): 1978-1987
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.808.231


Soil Health Assessment and Its Sustenance
Radhika Mankotia, Rakesh Sharma, Swapana Sepehya, Raj Saini and Anil Kumar*
Department of Soil Science & Water Management, College of Horticulture & Forestry, Dr. YS Parmar University of Horticulture & Forestry, Neri, Hamirpur, H.P. 171001, India
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Abstract:

One of the most buzz phrase in agriculture is the term “Soil Health”. Soil health - the continued ability of a soil to sustain crop growth over the long-term through efficient recycling and provision of nutrients, water and is controlled by a variety of factors and their interactions, including soil physical and chemical properties, soil organic matter and the activities of diverse soil biological communities. The health of soil determines agricultural sustainability. A healthy soil - supposed to have values of key soil functions in the desirable and optimum range. The soil functions can be weighted according to the relative importance of each function in fulfilling the management goals based on expert opinions. For assessing the soil health, method like Minimum Data Set should be adopted. Since an empty soil cannot support or give rise to a high civilization and culture, there is a need for holistic management approaches for sustenance of soil health which optimize the multiple functions of soil, conserve soil resources, support strategies for promoting soil health is importantt.


Keywords: Health, Indicators, Assessment, Sustenance, Functions, Soil
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Radhika Mankotia, Rakesh Sharma, Swapana Sepehya, Raj Saini and Anil Kumar. 2019. Soil Health Assessment and Its Sustenance.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(8): 1978-1987. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.808.231