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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(5): 2293-2302
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.605.256


Threshold Limits of Soil in Relation to Various Soil Functions and Crop Productivity
Atul Bhagawan Pawar*, Chiranjeev Kumawat, Anil Kumar Verma, Ravi Kumar Meena, Md. BasitRaza, Ajin S. Anil and V.K. Trivedi
Division of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi – 110012, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Soil Organic Carbon (SOC) is the key parameter which drives various soil functions. It provides integrative benefits in protecting the environment and sustaining agriculture. Some scientists have described SOC as a ‘universal keystone indicator’ in soil fertility management, making it an appropriate tool for managing heterogeneity with respect to soil fertility among farmer fields. Too much or too little SOC can equally be an environmental threat leading to pollution or loss of biodiversity. The establishment of SOC threshold is one of the measures that can be employed to overcome this problem. However, only few studies have been attempted to discuss minimum or maximum threshold values of SOC above or below which the beneficial effects of SOC is diminished. On the other hand a minimum critical value of 1.2% SOC in ferralsols of Uganda. An increase in microbial activity was found, indicated by rise in various enzymatic activities within a range of 1.52-1.82% SOC (Lopes et al., 2013). Similarly, a good correlation was found between SOC and available micronutrients. The influence of water potential and organic carbon on the sensitivity of soil to mechanical disturbance was showed. Their study showed that soils become more sensitive to mechanical damage when wetter and the most dramatic effect is observed for soils with <1.5% organic carbon. A minimum critical value of 2% was shown above which there was significant increase in CEC. In spite of all past efforts it is difficult to establish a single minimum or maximum SOC threshold value that can be universally or regionally accepted. So this provides scope for development of method that can be used to predict SOC threshold considering all variables.


Keywords: Threshold, Musinguziet, Gangetic, Biomass, Charcoal
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Atul Bhagawan Pawar, Chiranjeev Kumawat, Anil Kumar Verma, Ravi Kumar Meena, Md. Basit Raza, Ajin S Anil,  Trivedi, V. K. 2017. Threshold Limits of Soil In Relation To Various Soil Functions and Crop Productivity.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(5): 2293-2302. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.605.256