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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(4): 2434-2440
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.904.292


Comparative Study of Soil Microbial Dynamics under Forest and Agricultural Lands of Cooch Behar District of West Bengal
Munmun Majhi1*, Deo Kumar1, Vivek Kumar2 and Abhishek Ranjan2
1Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Cooch Behar, West Bengal, 736165, India
2Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, Dr.Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University, Pusa, Samastipur, Bihar, 848125, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The study of soil microbial dynamics is a matter of importance as microbial activities controls soil carbon(C) and nutrient dynamics. This study focused on soil C budgeting under forest and cultivated lands as land use affect soil C and microbial dynamics. The soil samples were collected from Rasomoti and Sonapur forest range along with the agricultural fields of the neighbouring areas. Among soil microbial parameters, microbial biomass C and soil respiration were studied. Outcomes indicated that Microbial biomass C (Cmic) and soil respiration (Cmin) were found higher in forest soils. Higher C as food and energy source for soil microorganisms in the forest soils was the possible reason. However, higher microbial quotient (MQ) was observed in agricultural soils. It indicated that quantitatively arable soils had lower C stock but that C was in more labile and available condition. Less aggregation of soils under tillage might be the possible reason.


Keywords: Soil C, Forest soil, Agricultural soil, Soil respiration, Microbial biomass carbon
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Munmun Majhi, Deo Kumar, Vivek Kumar, Abhishek Ranjan. 2020. Comparative Study of Soil Microbial Dynamics under Forest and Agricultural Lands of Cooch Behar District of West Bengal.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(4): 2434-2440. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.904.292