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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:12, December, 2020

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(12): 711-717

Assessment of Soil Health of Different Blocks of Samastipur, Bihar by Root Health Bio Assay Test
Kumari Sushma Mahto* and Dinesh Rai
Department of Plant Pathology, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University, Pusa, Samastipur, Bihar, India
*Corresponding author

A study was undertaken to explore and analyze the soil health of different blocks of Samastipur. Five soil samples from each cultivated and uncultivated fields were collected from different villages of Samastipur namely Deopar (Block- Pusa), Motipur (Block- Tajpur), Aadharpur (Block- Tajpur), Dudhpura (Block- Samastipur) and Dadpur (Block- Samastipur) and different physico-chemical properties were assessed. Root health bio-assay test was also performed in pots under greenhouse conditions. The soil of Deopar and Dadpur of both cultivated and uncultivated soil samples showed best ratings among the tested all the soil samples. In growth promotion study, overall plant growth promotion was better in cultivated fields soil samples compared to uncultivated fields. Maximum root length (13.0 cm) was observed in Motipur; shoot length (62.6 cm) in Deopar; root weight (18.3 g) in Dadpur and maximum shoot weight (44.0 g) Aadharpur in cultivated fields. The soil samples of both cultivated and uncultivated fields were assessed on the different parameters i.e. soil texture, pH, organic carbon and organic matter. The results revealed that, pH ranging from 7.2 to 8.2 and 7.4 to 7.9 in cultivated and uncultivated fields respectively. Maximum organic carbon (0.69 %) and organic matter (1.18 %) observed in cultivated fields of Deopar.

Keywords: Soil health, Root health bio assay test, Plant growth promotion, pH, Organic carbon

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Kumari Sushma Mahto and Dinesh Rai. 2020. Assessment of Soil Health of Different Blocks of Samastipur, Bihar by Root Health Bio Assay Test.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(12): 711-717. doi:
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