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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:6, June, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(6): 582-594

Classification and Characterization of Soils of Eturunagaram Division of Warangal District in Telangana State
E. Narsaiah1*, T. Ramprakash1, M. Chandinipatnaik1, D. Vishnuvardhan Reddy2 and G. Bhupal Raj1
1Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry
2Department of Crop Physiology, Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad-500030, Telangana, India
*Corresponding author

Six typical pedons from Eturunagaram division of warangal district were studied for physical, physico-chemical and chemical properties of the area. The soils were shallow to very deep, dark yellowish brown to reddish brown in colour, sand to clay in texture and had varied structure including single grain, granular, sub-angular blocky and angular blocky. The clay content in soils varied from 10.5 to 62.2 per cent. The clay content increased with depth in all pedons. Silt fraction in the soils 5.0 to 28.3 per cent. The sand content in the soils under investigation varied from 15.2 to 84.5 percent. Most of the pedons exhibited more or less an increasing trend in bulk density with depth. These soils were near slightly acidic to moderate alkaline in reaction, non-saline and low to medium in organic carbon. The CEC varied from 4.8 to 49.4 cmol (p+) kg-1 soil and dominated by Ca+2 followed by Mg+2, Na+ and K+. The soils were low to medium in available nitrogen, low to high in available phosphorus and potassium. Available zinc was deficient to sufficient in all the horizon. The soils were sufficient in available iron, copper and manganese. The soils were classified as Typic Rhodustalfs, Typic Haplustalfs, Typic Haplusterts, Lithic Ustorthents and Vertic Haplustept.

Keywords: Characterization, Nutrient status, Classification, Soils and Physical properties

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Narsaiah, E., T. Ramprakash, M. Chandinipatnaik, D. Vishnuvardhan Reddy and Bhupal Raj, G. 2018. Classification and Characterization of Soils of Eturunagaram Division of Warangal District in Telangana State.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(6): 582-594. doi:
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