Naina Majid1*, Zia-ul-Haque2 and Mushtaq Rasool Mir3
1Government Degree College, Kashmir University, India
2Division of Sericulture Crop Improvement, CoTs, SKUAST-K India
3Division of Basic Science and Humanities CoTs, SKUAST-K India
*Corresponding Author:Naina Majid, Government Degree College, Kashmir University, India.
Received: June 05, 2021; Published: March 14, 2022
Soil samples were collected to determine the physico chemical properties of mulberry farms of the six districts of the Kashmir valley viz., Baramulla, Ganderbal, Kupwara, Srinagar, Pulwama and Anantnag to study the relation of bulk density with other soil characters. The samples were taken from 0-30 cm depth and were analyzed by using standard procedures. The pH was measured by pH meter and the values ranged from 6.51-7.80 and electrical conductivity also measured by conductivity meter, ranges from 0.026 - 0.25(dS/m). The organic carbon ranged from 0.08-1.69 (%). Whereas bulk density was found in the range of 1.20-1.29 g cm−3 and the porosity was 43- 49.8%. The overall texture was found loam with few exceptions where sandy loam was found. Soil bulk density is a basic property influenced by some soil physical and chemical properties, mostly influenced by the amount of organic matter in soils, their texture, constituent minerals and porosity. Bulk density decreases as porosity and electrical conductivity increases irrespective of the varied pH. Thus it was concluded that soils from Mirgund, Watlab, Arampora, Chagul, Nunar, Aloochi Bagh, Krangus, Vessu, Tumlihaal and Galander mulberry farms were categorized as loam, from Lar and New Theed as sandy loam. It also concluded that bulk density has direct relationship with organic matter but independent to pH.
Keywords: Bulk Density; Soil; Porosity; Loam; pH
Citation: Naina Majid., et al. “Physico - Chemical Properties of Soils in Different Mulberry Farms of Various Districts of Kashmir”. Acta Scientific Agriculture 6.4 (2022): 24-27.
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