International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications

IJSRP, Volume 3, Issue 2, February 2013 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]


Soil Bulk Density as related to Soil Texture, Organic Matter Content and available total Nutrients of Coimbatore Soil
      Pravin R. Chaudhari, Dodha V. Ahire, Vidya D. Ahire, Manab Chkravarty, Saroj Maity
Abstract: Bulk density of a soil is a dynamic property that varies with the soil structural conditions. In general, it increases with profile depth, due to changes in organic matter content, porosity and compaction. The main objective of this work was to investigate the dependence of bulk density on texture, organic matter content and available nutrients (macro and micro nutrients) for soil of Coimbatore. The relationships between some physical and chemical properties of soil such as, clay content (C), silt content (Si), sand content (S), CaCO3, organic matter content (OMC), total macro and micro nutrient content with soil bulk density (ρb) were studied for eight surface soil samples (0-15 cm). Soil bulk density showed negative relationships with all soil properties (Si, C, CaCO3, OMC, total macro and total micro nutrient content) except with sand content (S). Besides texture and OMC, the nutrient concentration was also the most effective factor that affected the bulk density of soils.

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Pravin R. Chaudhari, Dodha V. Ahire, Vidya D. Ahire, Manab Chkravarty, Saroj Maity (2018); Soil Bulk Density as related to Soil Texture, Organic Matter Content and available total Nutrients of Coimbatore Soil; Int J Sci Res Publ 3(2) (ISSN: 2250-3153). http://www.ijsrp.org/research-paper-0213.php?rp=P14721
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