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Assessment of Integrated Plant Nutrient Management Practices and Soil Fertility Status in Dang District
Khem Raj Khatri

Last modified: 2017-08-14

Abstract


This study entitled Assessment of Integrated Plant Nutrient Management Practices and Soil Fertility Status in Dang was conducted during 15 January 2015 to 12 June 2015. A total of 100 households were selected for the study employing random sampling method. Altogether 25 soil samples were collected from 3 different nutrient management practices (T1- with chemical fertilizers only; T2- with IPNM; and T3- with organic manure only) for soil analysis. The comparative study of soil physical parameters i.e. soil texture, soil chemical parameters i.e. pH, OM, N, P and K content of all soil samples was done. The mean soil texture of all soil samples was found to be sandy loam. The value of N, P, K and OM was found higher in T3 than T1.  The study confirmed that the fertility status of the study area was declining due to the imbalanced use of chemical fertilizers, mono- cropping, and use of lower amount of organic fertilizers. Lack of leguminous crop in intercrop and same type of cropping patterns for a long period may be other factors of poor soil fertility. It was found that fertility status of organic field was found to be better in term of fertility and OM content than inorganic fields.


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