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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(6): 2720-2724
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.606.324


Assessment of Macro-Nutrient Status of Pear Orchards in Jammu and Kashmir, India
Sartaj A. Wani1*, G.R. Najar1, Farida Akhter1, Bilal A. Padder2 and Masarat Maqbool1
1Division of Soil Science, Faculty of Agriculture, SKUAST-K, Wadura, Sopore, J & K-193201, India
2Division of Fruit Science, SKUAST-K, Shalimar - 190 025, Srinagar, J & K, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

A reconnaissance survey was conducted to determine the macronutrient status of pear (Pyrus communis L.) growing orchards of district Pulwama in Kashmir during 2014-15. A total of thirty six soil samples collected from each surface and sub-surface depths of twelve representative profiles were analyzed for physico-chemical properties and macronutrients. Results of the soil chemical analysis revealed that none of the surveyed pear orchards was deficit in available macronutrients and were medium in available N (292.88-414.67 kg ha-1) and P (10.09-17.51 kg ha-1), medium to high in K (246.73-280.40 kg ha-1) and Ca (2010-2475 ppm), low to medium in Mg (264.30-294.80 ppm) and S (9.24-12.15 ppm) status respectively. In the present study the correlation studies showed that soil pH had significant influence on N, P, Ca and S availability. Organic carbon showed significantly positive correlation in surface (N=0.603*), P (P=0.379*) and (K=0.414*) and sub-surface (N=0.747*), (P=0.429*) and (K=0.634*) soils respectively. Addition of sufficient organic matter and proper nutrient management practices may serve better for improving soil properties thereby enhancing the nutrient availability.


Keywords: Correlation, Macronutrients, Pear orchards, Soil properties
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Sartaj A. Wani, G.R. Najar, Farida Akhter, Bilal A. Padder and Masarat Maqbool. 2017. Assessment of Macro-Nutrient Status of Pear Orchards in Jammu and Kashmir, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(6): 2720-2724. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.606.324