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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(7): 4009-4023
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.907.471


Assessment of Soil Quality of Babhalgaon Village of Latur District for Soil Health and Land Resource Management by using Remote Sensing and GIS Techniques
A. D. Nawkhare, P. H. Vaidya, M. K. Ghode* and N. S. Titirmare
Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, College of Agriculture, Latur, India
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Abstract:

The soils of Babhalgaon village shallow to very deep, black (10 YR 2.5/1) to light gray (10YR 7/2) in colour, granular to angular blocky in structure, sandy to clay in texture, non-sticky non-plastic to very sticky very plastic in nature. The bulk density of soils varied from 1.42 to 1.79 Mg m-3. The hydraulic conductivity and PAWC of soils varied from 2.40 to 29.25 cm hr-1 and 76.09 to 480.40 per cent respectively. The soils are slightly to strongly alkaline in nature and electrical conductivity is < 1.0 dSm-1. The organic carbon content of the soils was low to moderate (0.21 to 0.75%) and calcium carbonate content varied from 6.4 to 16.6 per cent indicated that the soils were calcareous in nature. Low to high in cation exchange capacity 32.92 to 68.04 cmol (p+) kg-1. Calcium is the dominant cation followed by magnesium, sodium and potassium in all profiles. The base saturation per cent varied from 78.18 to 99.83 per cent. Taxonomically these soils classified as Typic Ustorthents, Typic Haplustepts and Typic Haplusterts. As per land capability classification the soils of Babhalgaon village were grouped into major capability classes IIIs, IVs and VIs. The land irrigability classes are grouped under 2s and 3s. As per FAO 1983 the soil site suitability, Typic Haplusterts (P1) are highly suitable (S1), Typic Haplustepts (P2, P3 and P4) moderately suitable (S2) and Typic Ustorthents (P5) are marginally suitable (S3) for soybean and pigeon pea crops. The physical properties viz. texture, structure, soil depth, coarse fragments and PAWC various with soil type and was found adversely effect the sustainable yield of commonly grown crop. This is suggested that the soil type and soil quality parameter viz. soil depth, texture, structure, coarse fragments and PAWC should include in the present existing twelve parameter of soil health card and also the to suggest soil site suitability with site specific soil management for sustaining soil use and doubling farmer income.


Keywords: Morphological characteristics, Physical characteristics, Chemical characteristics, Soil classification, Land capability, Land irrigability, Soil site suitability, Soil Health Card.
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Nawkhare, A. D., P. H. Vaidya, M. K. Ghode and Titirmare, N. S. 2020. Assessment of Soil Quality of Babhalgaon Village of Latur District for Soil Health and Land Resource Management by using Remote Sensing and GIS Techniques.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(7): 4009-4023. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.907.471