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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(4): 1939-1949
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.704.222


Variation in Soil Properties and Carbon Stocks under Roadside Plantation and Rice-Wheat Cropping System in North Western Haryana, India
Rahul Arya1, Ajay Kumar Mishra2 and Smita Chaudhry1*
1Institute of Environmental Studies, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, Haryana, India
2Terrestrial Ecosystem Management Laboratory, Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Understanding ecological diversity and physicochemical properties of the soil is of core concern for better management of roadside plantation, especially in developing countries. Soil properties and carbon stocking are largely influenced by the landuse and spatial distribution. This study compares two different landuse, i.e., roadside plantation and rice-wheat (RW) cropping system at five different locations (Ambala, Kurukshetra, Karnal, Panipatand Sonipat) to assess their effects on soil properties and carbon stocking as well as maintaining ecological diversity in North-Western (NW) Haryana, India. Our data showed that physicochemical properties of the soil varied among the landuse and sampling locations. Soil bulk density was significantly different in both the land use and ranged from 1.10 to 1.27 g cm-3and 1.15 to 1.43 g cm-3 for roadside plantation and RW cropping system, respectively. Soil carbon stock increased by 51.1% in roadside plantation as compared to rice-wheat cropping system that substantially contributes towards carbon sequestration in the soil. Available Nitrogen in the agricultural soils is statistically higher as compared to the roadside plantation. Principal component analysis of landuse and sampling sites showed variability in the soil properties suggesting the effect of soil management. Higher ecological diversity in roadside plantation improved the physicochemical properties by diverse organic inputs. The study highlights the importance of roadside plantation comparative to rice wheat cropping system in improving soil properties and sequestering carbon.


Keywords: Land use, Carbon stock, Nutrient availability, Ecological diversity, Rice-wheat cropping system
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Rahul Arya, Ajay Kumar Mishra and Smita Chaudhry. 2018. Variation in Soil Properties and Carbon Stocks under Roadside Plantation and Rice-Wheat Cropping System in North Western Haryana, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(4): 1939-1949. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.704.222