Vol. 6, Special Issue 1 (2017)
Soil-Site Suitability for Finger Millet Crop in Kumarband Sub Watershed Area of Dangs District (Gujarat)
Author(s): ST Shirgire, Amaresh Das and Rajkishore Kumar
Abstract: The seventeen representative pedons were evaluated for their suitability to finger millet in the soils of different elevation having gently slope (flat plains) to higher degree of sloppy land i.e. at lower <300 m msl (P13 to P17), middle 300-350 m msl (P6 to P12) and upper piedmont >350 m msl (P1 to P5) (higher degree of slope) of Kumarband sub watershed area in the Dangs district of Gujarat. The soils of study area were neutral to slightly alkaline in reaction and low to medium in organic carbon. The study suggests that soils at lower elevation finger millet crops were moderately suitable (S2), while in soils of middle elevation finger millet are marginally suitable (S3) except pedon 9 (P9) i.e. not suitable finger millet cultivation. In case of upper elevation, finger millet was marginally suitable (S3) but soils of surrounding area of pedon 4 (P4) are not suitable finger millet cultivation because of higher degree of slope, soil texture, soil depth, stoniness, erosion and soil drainage are the major limitations. Results showed that the suitability classes can be improved if the correctable major limitations of soil erosion of hilly sloppy area were the only option to control the limitations which make them moderately sustainable to suitable class through soil amelioration measures.
How to cite this article:
ST Shirgire, Amaresh Das and Rajkishore Kumar. Soil-Site Suitability for Finger Millet Crop in Kumarband Sub Watershed Area of Dangs District (Gujarat). 2017; 6(6S): 158-162.