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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(9): 444-454
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.709.054


Soil Morphological Properties and Classification of Hebbalagere Micro Watershed in Channagiri Taluk, Davanagere District of Karnataka
S. Harshitha1*, Ganapathi1, K.T. Gurumurthy1, N.S. Mavarkar2 and T.M. Soumya2
1Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, College of Agriculture, University of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences, Shivamogga, Karnataka, India
2Department of Agronomy, College of Agriculture, University of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences, Shivamogga, Karnataka, India
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Abstract:

A study was undertaken to characterize and classify the soils of Hebbalagere micro watershed in Channagiri taluk, Davanagere district of Karnataka. Eleven profiles were studied for the morphological features based on soil heterogeneity. The detailed morphological descriptions of the pedons were done in the field as per the procedure outlined in Soil Survey Manual. The soils were moderately shallow to very deep in depth. The colour of red soil pedons varied from 2.5YR 2.5/3 (dark reddish brown) to 5YR 4/4 (reddish brown), whereas in black soils shown 7.5YR 3/3 (dark brown) to 10YR 4/4 (dark yellowish brown) in colour. Soil texture varied from sandy clay to clay in red soil pedons whereas in case of black soil pedons it was clay. The soil structure was weak fine sub-angular blocky to moderate medium angular blocky in the pedons under study. The consistency of soil pedons varied from slightly hard to very hard when dry, friable to the firm when moist, slightly sticky to very sticky and slightly plastic to very plastic when wet. Soils studied were classified upto family level. Taxonomically, the soils of the study area were classified under the orders Alfisols, Inceptisols and Vertisols.


Keywords: Morphology, Characterization, Classification, Taxonomy, Pedons
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Harshitha, S., Ganapathi, K.T. Gurumurthy, N.S. Mavarkar and Soumya, T.M. 2018. Soil Morphological Properties and Classification of Hebbalagere Micro Watershed in Channagiri Taluk, Davanagere District of Karnataka.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(9): 444-454. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.709.054