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

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(6): 2735-2748

Soil Physical, Physico-Chemical Properties of Mulugu Division Soils of Warangal District, India
Narsaiah1*, T. Ramprakash1, M. Chandinipatnaik1,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, India
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Six typical pedons from mulugu division of warangal district were studied for physical, physico-chemical and chemical properties of the area. The soils were moderately deep to very deep, very dark brown to strong brown in colour, gravelley 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 1.4 to 67 per cent. The clay content increased with depth in all pedons. Silt fraction in the soils 6.7 to 32.6 per cent. The sand content in the soils under investigation varied from 8.2 to 80.6 per cent. Most of the pedons exhibited more or less an increasing trend in bulk density with depth. These soils were near slightly acidic to moderately strong alkaline in reaction, non-saline and very low to medium in organic carbon. The CEC varied from 3.9 to 59.4 c mol (p+) kg-1 soil and dominated by Ca+2 followed by Mg+2, Na+ and K+. The soils were very low to medium in available nitrogen, low to medium in available phosphorus and potassium. Available zinc was deficient to sufficient in all the horizon. The soils were defficient in available iron, copper and manganese. The soils were classified as Typic Haplustepts, Typic Haplustalfs, Typic Haplusterts, Lithic Haplustalfs, Typic Haplusterts and Vertic Haplustept.

Keywords: Soil physical, Physico-chemical, Nutrient status, Classification and Pedons

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Narsaiah, E., T. Ramprakash, M. Chandinipatnaik, D. Vishnuvardhan Reddy and Bhupal Raj, G. 2018. Soil Physical, Physico-Chemical Properties of Mulugu Division Soils of Warangal District, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(6): 2735-2748. doi:
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