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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(4): 1255-1262
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.904.148


Effects of Cropping Systems on Soil Properties and Enzymatic Activities in Calcareous Soil
Vivek Kumar1, Sanjay Kumar Singh1*, Pankaj Singh2, Sanjay Tiwari2, Mani Mesha Nand2, Kumar Chiranjeeb2 and Munmun Majhi3
1Department of Soil Science, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University, Pusa, Dholi Campus, Muzaffarpur- 843121, Bihar, India
2Department of Soil Science, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University, Pusa- 848125, Bihar, India
3Department of Soil Science& Agricultural Chemistry, Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Cooch Behar, W.B-736165, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The organic matter is one of the important soil quality attribute can have beneficial effects on soil quality because organic matter is related to soil physico-chemical properties and availability of nutrients to crop. The present investigation was carried out during 2017-18 at research farm of Tirhut College of Agriculture, Dholi, Muzaffarpur to evaluate the effect of cropping system on soil properties and enzymatic activities in calcareous soils. For the study, soil samples were collected from each treatment (cropping systems) during mid-April to mid-May, 2018 after completion of one cropping cycle for the analysis of soil properties using standard procedure. The variability in soil pH under different cropping systems at surface layer ranged from 7.79 to 8.79. However, highest 8.81 and lowest soil pH 7.85was recorded under different cropping systems at sub-surface layer. The carbon stock in different cropping systems varied from 6.98 to 11.95 t ha-1and 4.89 to 10.81 t ha-1in surface and sub-surface soil layer under different cropping systems. The dehydrogenase and alkaline phosphatase enzymes variation observed from 6.87 to 19.91 µg TPF g-1 soil 24 h-1 and 6.77 to 33.55 µg PNP g-1 soil h- 1 at the 0-15cm soil depth in which pigeon pea cropping system obtained higher dehydrogenase and alkaline phosphatase enzymes than others kinds od cropping systems.


Keywords: Cropping system, Soil quality, Dehydrogenase, Muzaffarpur, Pegionpea
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Vivek Kumar, Sanjay Kumar Singh, Pankaj Singh, Sanjay Tiwari, Mani Mesha Nand, Kumar Chiranjeeb and Munmun Majhi. 2020. Effects of Cropping Systems on Soil Properties and Enzymatic Activities in Calcareous Soil.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(4): 1255-1262. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.904.148