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"An International Journal Devoted to Conservation of Environment"

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Conservation Journal

"An International Journal Devoted to Conservation of Environment"

(A PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)

ISSN: 2278-5124 (Online) :: ISSN: 0972-3099 (Print)

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Conservation Journal

"An International Journal Devoted to Conservation of Environment"

(A PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)

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Status and distribution of available macronutrients in relation to physico- chemical properties under different land uses of cold arid soils of Spiti valley in Himachal Pradesh

Ravinder Kumar 

Department of Soil Science, CSK H.P. Krishi Vishvavidyalaya, Palampur-176062, India

S.S. Paliyal

Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Sirmour at Dhaulakuan (H.P.) 173031

Sanjay Kumar Sharma, R. S. Rana

Geo Information Centre, CSK H.P. Krishi Vishvavidyalaya, Palampur-176062, India

Abstract

Global positioning system (GPS) based surface (0-15cm) and subsurface (15-30 cm) soil samples were collected randomly from cultivated and pasture lands of cold arid Spiti valley in Himachal Pradesh. These samples were analyzed for physico-chemical properties, available NPKS and exchangeable Ca and Mg. In surface soils mean available N contents (182 kg ha-1) were in low category whereas, P (37 kg ha-1) and K (127 kg ha-1) were found in medium category under different land uses. Sand did not show significant relation with any of the physico-chemical properties studied in all the three land uses.

Cold desert, Physico-chemical properties, Macronutrients

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Kumar, R., Paliyal, S. S., Sharma, S. K., & Rana, R. S. (2017). Status and distribution of available macronutrients in relation to physico-chemical properties under different land uses of cold arid soils of Spiti valley in Himachal Pradesh. Environment Conservation Journal18(3), 79-86.

:https://doi.org/10.36953/ECJ.2017.18311

Received: 03.06.2017

Revised: 11.07.2017

Accepted: 28.09.2017

First Online: 21.12. 2017

:https://doi.org/10.36953/ECJ.2017.18311

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