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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 8, Issue 3 (2019)

Reassessment of soil available DTPA-iron status in Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu using GIS and GPS techniques

Author(s):

D Leninraja, D Muthumanickam and D Balamurugan

Abstract:
A study was undertaken in Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu with a view to assess the DTPA-Fe status of soils at block level. A sum of 1,798 geo-referenced surface soil samples from nineteen blocks of Tirunelveli district representing different soil units as per the soil map prepared on 1:50,000 scales were collected randomly at 0-15 cm depth using Global Positioning System. The soil samples were analysed for available DTPA-Fe. The content of DTPA- Fe differed from 0.05 to 72.31 mg kg-1 soil. Analytical results and the GPS data were used for the preparation of thematic maps showing spatial distribution of micronutrients status block wise in the district. Locations of soil sampling sites of Tirunelveli district were marked on base map on 1: 50,000 scales prepared from State Revenue Maps and digitized using Arc-info GIS. The delineation study thus clearly indicates that, DTPA-Fe was found to be deficient in 49.9 per cent of soils of Tirunelveli district respectively.

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How to cite this article:
D Leninraja, D Muthumanickam and D Balamurugan. Reassessment of soil available DTPA-iron status in Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu using GIS and GPS techniques. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2019;8(3):881-884.

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