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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(4): 2808-2826
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.904.330


Taxonomic Classification, Characterization and Mapping of BSP Farm of Parbhani for Rational Land Use Planning
S. S. Shilewant*, V. D. Patil and P. H. Gourkhede
Department of Soil Science and Agriculture Chemistry, Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Krishi Vidyapeeth, Parbhani, 431401, Maharashtra, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Taxonomical Classification, Characterization and Mapping of BSP Farm (Khanapur Block-B) for Rational Land Use Planning, MKV, Parbhani was carried out during the year 2012. The total gross area of college farm is spread over 135.49 ha and it is divided into four blocks viz. Block A, B, C and D. These four blocks were surveyed by traversing along the bunds of farm plots and the data on natural resources were collected. From these 110 soil samples were drawn to study the properties and nutrient status. Further the two representative soil profiles were excavated on the basis of soil depth and behavior of cracks. The thematic maps of all important soil parameters were generated. The results emerged out from the present investigation revealed that soils of BSP Farm (Khanapur Block-B) Typic Haplusterts (40 %), Vertic Ustochrerts (36 %) and Lithic Ustorthents (24%). These soils are dark brown to black in colour and clay in texture. These soils are slightly to moderately alkaline in nature, safe in total soluble salt concentration, moderately calcareous to calcareous and moderately high supply with organic carbon. Typic Haplusterts have higher alkalinity than rest of the great groups. The soils of BSP farm (Khanapur block-B) are deep to shallow and dominate in Typic Haplusterts (23 plots) followed by Vertic Ustochrerts (19 plots) and Lithic Ustorthents (13 plots). According to Munsell colour chart these soils are dark brown to black in colour. While, the bulk density of soils ranged from 1.30 to 1.48Mgm-3. The Entisols had higher bulk density than the Vertisols and Entisols. All soils are having clay texture derived from fine crystalline extrusive basalt rocks. The soils are slightly alkaline (72 per cent) to moderately alkaline (38 per cent) in reaction. Among these three soil groups Vertic Ustochrepts showed higher pH than rest of soil groups. The soils are safe in total soluble salt concentration. These soils are only 3 percent slightly calcareous, 45 percent moderately calcareous and 52 percent calcareous in nature. The soils pH, EC and CaCO3 content was increased with depth. Soils content low to high in organic carbon. The VerticUstochrerts show lower organic carbon than TypicHaplusterts and Lithic Ustorthents. The thematic maps of important soil properties were generated, which are useful for better understanding and developing the location specific crop production technology on spatial basis of BSP farm (Khanapur Block-B).


Keywords: Taxonomic classification, Mapping, Land use pattern, Thematic map, Soil etc
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Shilewant, S. S., V. D. Patil and Gourkhede, P. H. 2020. Taxonomic Classification, Characterization and Mapping of BSP Farm of Parbhani for Rational Land Use Planning.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(4): 2808-2826. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.904.330