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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(4): 3399-3407
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.704.384


Comparative Effect of Organic and Conventional Farming Practices on Micronutrient Content in Different Textured Soils of Haryana
Hardeep Singh Sheoran1*, V.K. Phogat1, Rita Dahiya1, Subha Dhull2 and Ridham Kakar3
1Department of Soil Science
2Department of Microbiology, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar-125004, Haryana, India
3Haryana Space Applications Center, CCS HAU Campus, Hisar-125004, Haryana, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The present study was conducted to assess the effect of organic and conventional management practices on micronutrient content in different textured soils of Haryana. Fifty surface (0-15 cm) soil samples were collected from different villages located at 11 districts of Haryana. The texture of soil varied from sand to clay loam. The highest of content of all the micronutrient (Zn, Fe, Cu and Mn) was recorded in clay loam soils while lowest in sand under both the farming systems. Organic farming resulted in significant increase in zinc content from 1.32 to 1.90 mg kg-1, iron content from 9.38 to 11.38 mg kg-1, copper content from 1.19 to 1.28 mg kg-1 and Mn from 4.95 to 5.24 mg kg-1 over conventionally managed soils. Overall, the percent increase in Zn, Fe, Cu and Mn content of soils was of the order of 43.9, 21.3, 7.5 and 5.8 %, respectively, upon adoption of organic over conventional farming practices. Hence, it can be concluded from results of the study that organic farming sustains a higher micronutrient level in soils as compared to their counterparts and thereby sustaining the soil quality.


Keywords: Organic, Conventional, Micronutrient and soil quality
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Hardeep Singh Sheoran, V.K. Phogat, Rita Dahiya, Subha Dhull and Ridham Kakar. 2018. Comparative Effect of Organic and Conventional Farming Practices on Micronutrient Content in Different Textured Soils of Haryana.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(4): 3399-3407. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.704.384