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Soil Profile Characterization Under Poplar Based Agroforestry System


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The study was carried out at Agroforestry Research Centre, G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, during 2010-11 to study the effect of tree densities on soil physico-bio-chemical properties under eight year old poplar based agrisilvicultural system. Treatment consisted of four tree densities as main plot and four soil depths as sub-plot were studied in split plot design with three replications.Poplar tree density showed significant effect on soil physico- chemical and biological properties of soil profile. The soil bulk density was significantly lower under trees compared to sole crop.The soil chemical properties viz., carbon, organic carbon, available nitrogen, available phosphorus, exchangeable calcium, DTPA extractable zinc, copper and manganese were significantly higher under trees than sole crop. The improvement in the soil physico- chemical and biological properties under the trees can be attributed to higher amount of biomass addition through litter fall and fine root recycling under trees compared to sole crop. Thus it can be concluded that soil properties were significantly improved under poplar based agroforestry system than sole crop.
Product Specifications
SKU :COC9564
AuthorA. R. Uthappa
Number of Pages124
Publishing Year04/08/15
Edition1 st
Book TypeAgriculture & farming
Country of ManufactureIndia
Product BrandLAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Product Packaging InfoBox
In The Box1 Piece(Paperback)
Product First Available On ClickOnCare.com2015-07-07 00:00:00