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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(5): 507-512
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.705.064


The Biological Properties of Bamboo Growing Soils in Mid-Hill Conditions of HP: A Comparative Study
Yourmila Kumari*, D.R. Bhardwaj, Rishu Sharma, Meera Devi and Garima
Dr YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, Solan, Himachal Pradesh, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Bamboo can regenerate very fast without replanting and is highly effective in restoring soil degradation. However, impacts of bamboos on soil microbial properties differ at species level. Therefore, the present study was undertaken to quantify and to make a comparative assessment in the status of soil biological properties after 7 years of bamboo plantations. In the study, significant variations were observed in biological properties viz. Microbial count, Microbial activity and Microbial carbon biomass. Result revealed that the soil microbial counts in 105 cfu g-1 (bacteria 227.43, Actinomycetes 15.35 and fungi 6.12), soil MBC (167.00 Mg MBC/100g) were considerably higher under the soil of Dendrocalamus asper and the rate of CO2 evolution was higher under D asper after 48 hours and lower was recorded under Phyllostachys bambusoides after 24 hrs of incubation period. Among the soil depths the surface layer had shown noticeable increase in soil biological parameters as compared to subsurface soil. The present paper describes in detail the biological properties of soil as affected by 7 year plantations of 7 different bamboo species in mid-hill condition of HP, India.


Keywords: Bamboo, Soil microorganism carbon sequestration potential, Microbial biomass carbon, Soil respiration
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Yourmila Kumari, D.R. Bhardwaj, Rishu Sharma, Meera Devi and Garima. 2018. The Biological Properties of Bamboo Growing Soils in Mid-Hill Conditions of HP: A Comparative Study.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(5): 507-512. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.705.064