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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:11, November, 2020

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(11): 3860-3867

Impact of Farming Systems on Biological Properties of Soil
Abdul Wakil Barakzai1*, R. S. Chandel1, Sudhir Verma2, P. L. Sharma1 and Maneesh Pal Singh1

1Department of Entomology, 2Department of Soil Science and Water Management,

Dr. YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, Solan- 173230, Himachal Pradesh, India
*Corresponding author

The experiment was carried outat Model Farm, Zero Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF) system and the research farm of Entomology, Dr. Y. S. Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, Solan, Himachal Pradesh (India) during the years 2018-20, to study the biological properties of soil under zero budget natural farming (ZBNF) system, where only indigenous cow urine and dung based on-farm produced formulations viz. Beejamrit, jeevamrit and ghanjeevamrit were used, in comparison to conventional farming (CF) practices with recommended fertilizer and pesticide doses in cauliflower ecosystem. The results indicated that the increased in soil micro-flora (bacteria, fungi and actinomycetes) and enzymes (dehydrogenase, phosphatase and urease) activities were higher in ZBNF than CF system. This study explored new and exciting possibilities for the restoration and promotion of a healthy agro-ecosystem to sustain crop production and enhance soil nutrients carrying capacity.

Keywords: Zero budget natural farming, conventional farming, cauliflower, soil micro-flora, enzymes

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Abdul Wakil Barakzai, R. S. Chandel, Sudhir Verma, P. L. Sharma and Maneesh Pal Singh. 2020. Impact of Farming Systems on Biological Properties of Soil.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(11): 3860-3867. doi:
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