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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(10): 756-763
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.910.091


Effect of Surface Soil Removal and Organic Amendment on Soil Properties Cultivating Sesame (Sesamum indicum L.)
Aibapynsuk Khongwar, Manoj Dutta*, Rizongba Kichu, R. C. Nayak, Sewak Ram and S. Patton
Department of Soil and Water Conservation, School of Agricultural Sciences and Rural Development, Nagaland University, Medziphema Campus, Medziphema-797106, Nagaland, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

An experiment was conducted to study the effect of surface soil removal and organic amendment on soil properties cultivating sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) during Kharif 2018. A split plot with three replications was designed. Surface soil removal of 0 (control), 5 and 10 cm designated as D0, D1 and D2 were carried out, respectively. The addition of different organic amendments was adopted vis, O0- control, O1- vermicompost @ 3 tonnes ha-1, O2- poultry litter @ 3 tonnes ha-1 and O3- pig manure @ 3 tonnes ha-1. Soil properties showed a significant change due to surface soil removal of 5 cm and 10 cm depth. The addition of vermicompost as an amendment showed highest pH (5.28), organic carbon (2.21 %), water holding capacity (64.78 %), cation exchange capacity (11.23 cmol (p+) kg-1), Available N (425.10 kg ha-1), Available P (28.29 kg ha-1) Available K (156.94 kg ha-1) and lowest bulk density (1.16 g cm-3). The interaction between surface soil removal and addition of organic amendment on soil properties was found to be highest with D0O1 (0 cm surface soil removal + Vermicompost @3 tonnes ha-1) and lowest with D2O0 (10 cm surface soil removal + control). Addition of organic amendments in areas where surface soil was removed helped to improve the soil properties under sesame cultivation.


Keywords: Sesame, Soil removal, Soil health
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Aibapynsuk Khongwar, Manoj Dutta, Rizongba Kichu, R. C. Nayak, Sewak Ram and Patton, S. 2020. Effect of Surface Soil Removal and Organic Amendment on Soil Properties Cultivating Sesame (Sesamum indicum L.).Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(10): 756-763. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.910.091