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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(10): 2066-2075
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.610.246


Effect of Different Nutrient Management Practices on Soil Microbial Properties in the Sub Humid Agro-Ecological Zone
Tanvi Kapoor1, Ramesh Chauhan2 and Hukam Chand1*
1Department of Environmental Science, Dr Y S Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, Solan -173230 (H.P.), India
2Department of Biology and Environmental Sciences, College of Basic Sciences,CSK Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishvavidyalaya, Palampur – 176 062 (H.P.), India
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Abstract:

The present study was conducted at Hill Agricultural Research and Extension centre, Kullu, in mid-hill sub-humid zone of Himachal Pradesh in order to investigate the effect of organic, inorganic and integrated nutrient management practices on soil microbial properties. The microbial count was found maximum (6.5 X 105 cfu/ml) in organic plot and minimum (2.6 X 105 cfu/ml) in inorganic. The maximum (50.8X104 cell/g) actinomycetes count was also recorded in soil under organic nutrient management practice where as it was minimum (26.00X 104 cell/g) under inorganic treatment. The fungal count was maximum (4.6X 103 cfu/ml) soil treated with organic mannure and minimum (3.6 X103 cfu/ml) in soil treated with inorganic fertilizers. The maximum (4.2 μg g-1hr-1) dehydrogenase activity was also observed in the organic treatment. The phosphatase activity of the soil in organic treatment was recorded maximum (3.5 μg TPF g-1 hr-1) in integrated treatment and minimum (1.7 μg TPF g-1hr-1) in inorganic treatment. The microbial respiration and microbial biomass carbon was observed maximum in organic application, followed by integrated and then inorganic.


Keywords: Organic, Inorganic, Integrated, Farming systems, Microbial.
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Tanvi Kapoor, Ramesh Chauhan and Hukam Chand. 2017. Effect of Different Nutrient Management Practices on Soil Microbial Properties in the Sub Humid Agro-Ecological Zone.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(10): 2066-2075. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.610.246