Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 6, Issue 3 (2017)
Effect of different land uses on soil health in Ga3a micro-watershed of Solan district in Himachal Pradesh
Praveen Kumar, JN Raina, Meera Devi and Garima
The present study entitled â€œEffect of different land uses on soil health in Ga3a micro-watershed of Giri River in Solan district of Himachal Pradeshâ€ was carried out with a view to ascertain the hydrophysico-chemical characteristics of soils under different land uses viz. forest, grasslands, agrisilviculture and vegetable land. Soil samples from two different depths of 0.0-0.15 and 0.15-0.30 m were collected from each land uses. Soil samples were evaluated with respect to their hydraulic, physical and chemical characteristics. The soils of Ga3a micro-watershed are coarse in texture with sand constituting the major fraction. Soils are characterized by high bulk density. These soils were poor in moisture retention and had low available water capacity. Among the land uses, forest and grasslands have better aggregate stability due to higher organic matter contents and presence of vegetative cover.
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Praveen Kumar, JN Raina, Meera Devi and Garima. Effect of different land uses on soil health in Ga3a micro-watershed of Solan district in Himachal Pradesh. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2017;6(3):378-380.