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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(6): 2082-2091
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.606.247


Effect of Soil Amendments on Physical Properties of Soil in Maize (Zea mays L.)
P. Laxman Rao1, G. Jayasree1, G. Pratibha2 and T. Ram Prakash3
1Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, Professor Jayashankar
Telangana State Agricultural University, Hyderabad, India
2CRIDA, Santhosh Nagar, India
3AICRP on Weed Control, WTC, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

A field experiment was carried out at College Farm, College of Agriculture, Rajendranagar, PJTSAU, Hyderabad, Telangana state, to evaluate the efficacy of different soil amendments on physical characteristics of soil in maize crop. The soil was sandy loam in texture. The soil moisture content of soil was increased in order of application of tanksilt > vermicompost > biochar > FYM > RDF > control. Application of tanksilt increased moisture content of soil 2.1 to 5.6 % over control throughout growth period. The application of tanksilt and vermicompost significantly increased the (AWC) available water content compared to control. The application of different amendments tanksilt, vermicompost and FYM (Farm Yard Manure) along with RDF significantly decreased the bulk density compared to RDF (Recommended Dose of Fertilizers) applied plots. Almost 50% increase in aggregate stability was observed with the application of tanksilt (28.92 %). Application of all the amendments viz., tanksilt, vermicompost, biochar and FYM reduced hydraulic conductivity to 0.020, 0.029, 0.031 and 0.028 cm min-1 respectively over the control (0.034 cm min-1).


Keywords: Tanksilt, biochar, FYM, Vermicompost, Sandy loam, Physical properties and maize.
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Laxman Rao, P., G. Jayasree, G. Pratibha and Ram Prakash, T. 2017. Effect of Soil Amendments on Physical Properties of Soil in Maize (Zea mays L.).Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(6): 2082-2091. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.606.247