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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(1): 323-327
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.701.035


Changes in Soil Physical Properties as a Result of Different Land Use Systems with Depth
V.P. Bhavya, S. Anil Kumar, Ashok Alur, M. Shivanna and K.M. Shivakumar
Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, College of Horticulture, Bengaluru-560 065, Karnataka, India
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Abstract:

The main objective of this study was to assess the physical properties of the soil under different cropping systems within the same locality and interpret the results with reference to organic matter accumulation in soil with twenty year old cultivated crops. The soil samples were collected from different depths at 0- 15 cm, 15-30cm, 30-50cm and 50-100cm from a cashew, mango, rose, vegetable and medicinal and aromatic cropping systems and analysed for bulk density, water holding capacity and percentage of pore space. Water holding capacity and percentage of pore space recorded maximum in the surface layer whereas the bulk density recorded maximum in the subsurface layer of the soil. Among different land use systems, vegetable block had higher bulk density values and lowest values was recorded under the mango and cashew orchard whereas, the maximum water holding capacity and percentage of pore space was higher under the perennial crops and lowest values was recorded under the annual crops. It was found that the continuous addition of organic matter under perennial crops helps to increase the physical properties of the soil and maintain the soil health as compared to annual crops.


Keywords: Land use systems, Organic matter accumulation, Bulk density, Total porosity, Maximum water holding capacity
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Bhavya, V.P., S. Anil Kumar, Ashok Alur, M. Shivanna and Shivakumar, K.M. 2018. Changes in Soil Physical Properties as a Result of Different Land Use Systems with Depth.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(1): 323-327. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.701.035