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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(7): 2320-2323
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.907.271


Sustenance of Soil Fertility under Organic and Inorganic Mulching in Acid Lime (Citrus aurantifolia Swingle)
Esther Lalruatsangi1*, A.S. Mailappa2 and B.N. Hazarika3
1Department of Fruit Science, College of Horticulture, Central Agricultural University, Thenzawl, Mizoram, India
 2Department of Natural Resource Management, College of Horticulture and Forestry, Central Agricultural University, Pasighat, Arunachal Pradesh, India
3Department of Fruit Science, College of Horticulture and Forestry, Central Agricultural University, Pasighat, Arunachal Pradesh, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

An investigation was carried out to study the effects of organic and inorganic mulching on soil properties in acid lime at Fruit Research Farm, College of Horticulture and Forestry, Central Agricultural University, Pasighat, Arunachal Pradesh. The experiment was laid out in Randomized Block Design with 9 treatments and 3 replications. The maximum moisture content (36.06 %) was observed in polythene mulch with black side facing upward (T8) while maximum organic carbon (3.11 %), available nitrogen (428.47 kg/ha), phosphorus (45.17 kg/ha) and potassium (575.06 kg/ha) content was recorded by saw dust mulch (T7). The treatment recorded highest microbial population of bacteria (83.45 × 105) in paddy straw mulch (T4) and fungi (119.34 × 105) in rice husk mulch (T5). The study revealed that organic mulches have beneficial effect on soil properties as compared to inorganic mulches. Among the treatments, saw dust and paddy straw mullch proves to be the best ideal treatment for improving soil properties in acid lime.


Keywords: Acid lime, Organic mulch, Inorganic mulch, Soil properties
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Esther Lalruatsangi, A.S. Mailappa and Hazarika, B.N. 2020. Sustenance of Soil Fertility under Organic and Inorganic Mulching in Acid Lime (Citrus aurantifolia Swingle).Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(7): 2320-2323. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.907.271