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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(2): 1270-1280
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.902.150


Establishment of Critical Limits of Zinc in Soils Using Multi-extractants for Paddy Crop Grown in Central India
Rakesh Dhakad*, G. S. Tagore, B. L. Sharma, H. K. Rai and G. D. Sharma*
Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, JNKVV, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India
*Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, College of Powarkeda, JNKVV, Jabalpur Madhya Pradesh, India
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Abstract:

Field experiments were conducted during Kharif season 2015-16 at twenty farmer’s field to refine the critical limit of Zinc in soils for rice crop grown in Mandla district of Madhya Pradesh. The soils of study sites varied in available Zn from 0.12 to 2.17 mg kg-1 and classified in three groups i.e., deficient (<0.60 mg Zn kg-1), marginal (>0.60 to <1.2 mg Zn kg-1) and adequate (>1.2 mg Zn kg-1). The soils were clayey, neutral to slight alkaline in reaction and low in organic carbon. The Zn treatments (0, 2, 4, 6 and 8 kg Zn ha-1 through ZnSO47H2O and 60 kg N, 60 kg P2O5 and 40 kg K2O through urea, single super phosphate (SSP) and muriate of potash, respectively were applied at the time of sowing in a factorial RBD and 60 kg N ha-1 was applied at tillering stage. The rice MTU-1010 variety was sown @ 80 kg seed ha-1 at 22.5 cm row to row spacing and harvested at maturity (120 DAS). The findings suggested that the increasing levels of Zn addition significantly increased the grain yield over control and optimum was at 6.0 kg Zn ha-1. The grain yield was identical at 6.0 and 8.0 kg Zn ha-1. In field situation, the critical limit of Zn was calculated to be 0.62 mg kg-1 using Cate and Nelson statistical method and gave a predictability value of 53 per cent. Critical limits of Zn in soil for rice calculated to be 1.12 mg kg-1 by NH4HCO3 DTPA, 0.57 mg kg-1 by NH4OAC, 0.88 mg kg-1 by EDTA (NH4)2 CO3 and 0.31 mg kg-1 by 0.05 N HCl + 0.025 N H2SO4. Critical levels of Zn were found to be 12.7 mg kg-1 for paddy grain. In study area, paddy crop responded to Zn application. Hence, the application of 6 kg Zn ha-1 in soil through ZnSO47H2O will enhance the productivity of rice.


Keywords: Zinc, Soils, Multi-extractants, Paddy crop, Central India
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Rakesh Dhakad, G. S. Tagore, B. L. Sharma, H. K. Rai and Sharma, G. D. 2020. Establishment of Critical Limits of Zinc in Soils Using Multi-extractants for Paddy Crop Grown in Central India. Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(2): 1270-1280. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.902.150