Vol. 7, Issue 2 (2018)
Assessing soil fertility status of tasar host plants growing soils in Purulia district of West Bengal state
Author(s): T Pandiaraj, PP Srivastava, Susmita Das and AK Sinha
Abstract: A detailed soil survey was undertaken in Kashipur block of Purulia district in West Bengal state of India with the aim of evaluating the fertility status of tasar host plant (Terminalia arjuna, Arjun and T.tomentosa, Asan) growing soils. A total of 160 surface samples were randomly collected from 14 villages from a depth of 0-30 cm and analyzed for pH, electrical conductivity, organic carbon, available nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium and sulphur using standard analytical methods. Based of fertility ratings, pH of soils was strongly acidic to moderately acidic. Electrical conductivity was normal (<1.0 dS/m) in all the places. Soil organic carbon was medium (48% of total samples) to low (33% of total samples) in most of the places. All soil samples were low in available nitrogen. Soil samples were medium in available phosphorus (76%), potassium (60) and 76% in sulphur availability.
How to cite this article:
T Pandiaraj, PP Srivastava, Susmita Das, AK Sinha. Assessing soil fertility status of tasar host plants growing soils in Purulia district of West Bengal state. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2018;7(2):2966-2970.