Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 7, Special Issue 1 (2018)
Documentation of existing agroforestry system in Angara block, Ranchi, Jharkhand and its impact on soil organic carbon
Aarti Singh, AK Chakraborty, PR Oraon and Sonal Kumari
The present study entitled â€œDocumentation of existing agroforestry system in Angara block, Ranchi, Jharkhand and its impact in soil organic carbonâ€ was conducted by adopting multi-stage random sampling. A total of four panchayat namely; Getalsud, Nawagarh, Haratuand and Bisa was selected for study. From four panchayat, eight villages and total 120 households were selected for data collection related to agroforestry practice. The data were collected by personal interview of the respondents through a structured interview schedule and soil sample was collected from the field and soil organic carbon analyzed. Few farmers were knowledge about various agroforestry models though few excellent agroforestry models of intercropping were found. Majority of farmers, i.e. 51% of them had adopted Homestead agroforestry followed by Agrisilviculture system 20% and Agrihorticulture system by 19% of the selected population. Apart from this silvipastoral was adopted by 8.5% of population. Silvihorticultre model was adopted very few farmers in the selected village. The soil organic carbon ranged from 0.49 - 0.75. It was gathered by questionnaire that large sample size farmers were practicing organic farming and there was significant use or organic manure over chemical fertilizers in the field. Agricultural crop field had carbon range from 0.49-0.70 whereas in fields where agroforestry was practiced in scientific organized manner had organic content to the maximum of 0.75.
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Aarti Singh, AK Chakraborty, PR Oraon and Sonal Kumari. Documentation of existing agroforestry system in Angara block, Ranchi, Jharkhand and its impact on soil organic carbon. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2018;7(1S):1970-1972.