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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(5): 3566-3583
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.905.424


Current and Potential Soil Suitability of Pearl Millet, Wheat and Mustard for Sustainable Production in Aravalli Foothills of Mewat Region of Haryana, India
Ashok Kumar1*, Dilip Singh2 and S.K. Mahapatra1
1ICAR-National Bureau of Soil Survey and Land Use Planning (NBSS&LUP), Regional Centre, IARI Campus, PUSA, New Delhi-110012, India 2Department of Agronomy, Rajasthan College of Agriculture, Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology (MPUAT), Udaipur, 313 001, Rajasthan, India
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Abstract:

Buraka micro-watershed was delineated into seven land management units (LMUs) to evaluate current and potential soil suitability of pearl millet, wheat and mustard crops for sustainable production. Current and potential soil suitability of pearl millet, wheat and mustard revealed that soils of LMU1 found to be permanently not suitable (N2) for cultivation of these crops due to severe soil constraints while soils of LMU5 due to less to very less constraints found to be highly suitable (S1) for pearl millet and mustard, and moderately suitable (S2) for wheat. Current soil suitability revealed that each pearl millet and mustard occupied 17 percent area under highly suitable class (S1) while no area qualified to be S1 for wheat cultivation. However, potential soil suitability registered significant increase in class S1 areas of pearl millet and mustard to 38.1 and 45.0%, respectively. Unlike pearl millet and mustard crops, wheat recorded improvement in area within class S2 to 69.7% due to removal of correctable limitations through scientific management and cultivation practices. Current and potential soil suitability evaluation of crops offer great choice to the farmers for crops cultivation in areas where soils are suitable besides, it also helps to suggest the management options for improving the soil related constraints. Thus, soil suitability evaluation helps in ensuring sustainable crop production and increased land use efficiency, and also enables the policy planners to develop suitable strategies for cultivation of particular crop in the particular areas.


Keywords: Current soil suitability; Potential soil suitability; Sustainable crop production; Mewat Region
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Ashok Kumar, Dilip Singh and Mahapatra, S.K. 2020. Current and Potential Soil Suitability of Pearl Millet, Wheat and Mustard for Sustainable Production in Aravalli Foothills of Mewat Region of Haryana, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(5): 3566-3583. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.905.424