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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(4): 1685-1693
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.604.203


Evaluation of Soil Fertility Status for Soil Health Card in Various Tasar Growing Fields of Bihar and Jharkhand States, India
T.Pandiaraj*, P.P. Srivastava, Susmita Das and A.K. Sinha
Soil Science & Chemistry laboratory, Central Tasar Research and Training Institute, Piska Nagri, Ranchi-835303, Jharkhand State
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Study was conducted to evaluate soil fertility status in the four different tasar growing regions in Banka District of Bihar and Dumka District of Jharkhand. A total of 75 surface soil samples (0-30 cm) were collected from the fields of primary tasar food plants (Terminalia arjuna and T. tomentosa) along with the details regarding farmer’s name, land type, fertilizer details, geo location, etc. The collected samples were air dried, sieved and analyzed for various soil fertility parameters such as pH, EC, organic carbon, macro and micro nutrients etc. The data on various parameters were categorized into low, medium and high classes based on soil fertility ratings and nutrient index was calculated. Results revealed that soil reaction in the study area varied from slightly acidic to slightly alkaline with pH values varying from 5.18 to 7.58. Nutrient index value of organic carbon was high in all the places except in Digal Pahari; on the contrary, available nitrogen and phosphorus and Sulphur were low index in all the places. Fertility rate of available potassium and micro nutrients were high in most of the places but Zn was recorded high in Tetariya village and rest of the villages showed medium index level of Zn.


Keywords: Fertility rate,Macro nutrients, Micro nutrients, Nutrient index, Tasar silk.
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Pandiaraj, T., P.P. Srivastava, Susmita Das and Sinha, A.K. 2017. Evaluation of Soil Fertility Status for Soil Health Card in Various Tasar Growing Fields of Bihar and Jharkhand States, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(4): 1685-1693. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.604.203