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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(6): 859-873
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.906.109


Impact of Biotic Stress on Edaphic Features under two Important Medicinal Plants (Podophyllum hexandrum and Rumex acetosa L.) of Kashmir Valley, J & K, India
Aijaz Ahmad Sheikh1, S.A. Shameem2* and Naseer Ahmad3
1P.G. Department of Environmental Sciences, S.P.College Srinagar, 190001/ Presently, Department of Environmental Sciences, Govt. Degree College Tangmarg, Brarmulla, 193402
2P.G. Department of Environmental Sciences, S.P.College Srinagar, 190001/ Presently Division of Environmental Sciences, SKUAST-K, Shalimar Campus, 190025
3Department of Environmental Sciences, S.P.College Srinagar, 190001
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The present study was conducted to assess the status of edaphic features under two medicinal plants viz., Podophyllum hexandrum and Rumex acetosa at three high altitude sites (site I, Boisaran Pahalgam; site II, Betab valley Pahalgam; and site III, the Lolab valley, Kupwara) in Kashmir valley, J &K. Results of soil characteristics revealed soil moisture content slightly high under Podophyllum hexandrum (45.30%, site II, summer to 14.97%, site I, summer) season and low under Rumex acetosa (16.5%, site I, winter to 36.7%, site II, summer). pH of soil samples depicted slightly alkaline (7.21, summer, site I) of Podophyllum hexandrum to acidic (5.27, autumn, site I) under Rumex acetosa. The seasonal trend showed pH high in summer season and low in autumn in Rumex acetosa while as it was high in summer and decline in winter season. Organic carbon of two plants soils recorded high carbon content under Rumex acetosa soil (6.61%, autumn, site I) and low under Podophyllum hexandrum (2.12%, summer, site II). Nitrogen content of soil recorded maximum percentage of Rumex acetosa (0.35%, autumn, site I) and minimum under Podophyllum hexandrum (0.10% site II, summer season). Assessment of loss on ignition was recoded high 8.02%, site I, autumn and, low 4.04% site III in the same season in Rumex acetosa soil samples. Among three sites, site I overall showed dominance in soil nutrients was recorded in the summer/autumn season depicted high value. The overall results obtained in the present study revealed that Rumex acetosa soil dominated in nutrients status and Podophyllum hexandrum soil was recorded under stress due to various factors include slope aspect, micro-climate, seasonal influences and biotic stress which changed the soil composition in two medicinal plants. The study thus recommends immediate scientific measures to protect and mitigate further deterioration of soil status from degradation under two medicinal.


Keywords: Soil, Medicinal, Podophyllum, Rumex, Seasons
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Aijaz Ahmad Sheikh, S.A. Shameem and Naseer Ahmad. 2020. Impact of Biotic Stress on Edaphic Features Under two Important Medicinal Plants (Podophyllum hexandrum and Rumex acetosa L.) of Kashmir Valley, J & K, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(6): 859-873. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.906.109