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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(11): 1464-1475
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.611.175


Assessment of Physical and Chemical Properties of Soil Samples in Kaipad Tracts of Kannur District
G.R. Santhi*, N.K. Binitha, P.R. Suresh and N.L. Ebimol
Department of Soil Science & Agricultural Chemistry, College of Agriculture, Kerala Agricultural University, Padannakkad, Kasaragod-671314, Kerala, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

A study was conducted during April 2016 to assess the different physical and chemical properties of the soil of Kaipad tracts. The Kaipad tracts, characterized by the unique saline hydromorphic soil covers the north Malabar districts of Kozhikode, Kannur and Kasaragod. As a part of the investigation, representative surface soil samples were collected from 15 selected locations of Kaipad areas comprising of Muttil and Cherukunnu (Fig. 1) panchayath during the first week of April 2016 to assess the different physical and chemical properties. The depth of sampling was 0 to 15 cm. The GPS data for the sites of sampling were also recorded. The soil samples collected from each site was brought to College of Agriculture, Padannakkad, dried under shade, labelled and stored in clean polythene bags. The moisture percentages of the fresh soil samples were estimated gravimetrically. The various physical and chemical properties of soil samples such as bulk density, textural analysis, pH, electrical conductivity, organic carbon, available N, P, K, Ca, Mg, S, Fe, Zn, Cu, Mn, B, Si, exchangeable Na and Al and cation exchange capacity were estimated using the standard procedures. The results revealed that the macro and micro nutrient status of Kaipad soils was generally very high except in case of magnesium. The high CEC observed in these soils might be due to the high organic matter content of these soils.


Keywords: Saline hydromorphic soil, Kaipad, Physical and chemical properties.
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Santhi, G.R., N.K. Binitha, P.R. Suresh and Ebimol, N.L. 2017. Assessment of Physical and Chemical Properties of Soil Samples in Kaipad Tracts of Kannur District.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(11): 1464-1475. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.611.175