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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 5, Issue:6, June, 2016

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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(6): 392-398

Soil Test based Fertilizers Recommendation of NPK for Mulberry (Morus alba L.) Farming in Acid Soils of Lohardaga, Jharkhand, India
G.S. Singh1*, R.L. Ram2, M. Alam3 and S. Nirmal Kumar4
1Research Extension Centre (Sub Unit), Central Silk Board, Bhandra- 835306, Lohardaga, Jharkhand, India
2Regional Sericultural Research Station, Central Silk Board, Kalimpong-734301, Darjeeling, W.B. India
3Regional Sericultural Research Station, Central Silk Board, Nagri - 835303, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India
4Central Sericultural Research and Training Institute, Central Silk Board, Berhampore-7421.Murshidabad, W.B., India
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The assessment of fertility status of the soils was carried out in the year 2012-13 at 30 farmers’ field from 7 different villages namely Hondaga, Baratpur, Jamgai, Dumari, Nawdiha, Bhauro and Saranatoli villages of Lohardaga district Jharkhand to apply the soil test based recommendation of NPK for Mulberry (Morus alba L.) farming in acid soils of Lohardaga, Jharkhand. Application of NPK among farmers’ field were categorized into farmers existing practices (FEP), recommended practices (RP) and soil test based fertilizer application (STBFA). STBFA of NPK was applied on the basis of ready reckoner developed by the Central Sericultural Research & Training Institute, Berhampore (Table 1). Based on soil analysis, soils of this area have been characterized as problematic soils. The soil pH among the villages stated above ranged from 4.32 to 5.07 which can be classified as very strong to strong active acidity. The organic carbon content ranged from 0.36 to 0.69 percent which can be reported under low to medium. The available nitrogen content ranged from 119.80 kg ha-1 to 194.67 kg ha-1 whereas available phosphorus and potassium ranged from 10.80 to 15.60 kg ha-1 and 224.44 to 306 kg ha-1 respectively (Table 2). While, going through the leaf yield gain percent among the farmers field in the 7 villages, it was found that, nutrient management under STBFA was highly significant as compare to the FEP followed by RP. The average leaf yield gain was recorded from 10.86 percent to 15.29 percent among the entire farmers field.

Keywords: Mulberry, Soil Fertility, Acid soils, Soil test based dose of fertilizers, Mulberry leaf yield.

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G.S. Singh, R.L. Ram, M. Alam and S. Nirmal Kumar. 2016. Soil Test based Fertilizers Recommendation of NPK for Mulberry (Morus alba L.) Farming in Acid Soils of Lohardaga, Jharkhand, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(6): 392-398. doi:
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