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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 7, Special Issue 1 (2018)

Assessment on soil fertility status of farmers of godawari municipality, Lalitpur district

Author(s):

Monika Pokharel

Abstract:
Soil fertility is one of the major factors responsible for sustaining the agricultural productivity. The study was conducted on the assessment of soil fertility status of farmers of Godawari municipality, Lalitpur District, Nepal from 12thAugust to 23rdoctober. The sample size was 30, selected by simple random sampling method. Total 30 soil samples were collected randomly from a depth of 0-20 cm using soil sampling auger. The study revealed that the average pH of soil was 6.68, available phosphorus level was 49ppm and available potash level was 431ppm. Similarly, OM and nitrogen content was 3.72% and 0.19% respectively. Based on laboratory analaysis done at Soil Management Directorate (SMD) laboratory, Hariharbhawan the soil fertility status of Godawari municipality was moderate. The observed data revealed that majority of the land i.e. 53.33% of the crop growing area had medium nitrogen content, about 60% had medium to high phosphorus content, about 80% medium to high potash content, 56% had medium soil organic matter and about 53% had neutral soil pH. Majority of the soil i.e. 87% belonged to sandy loam textural class which is favorable to maize, potato, etc. cultivation. Local farmers need to be made aware about the effective ways to improve their soil health. Balanced and appropriate dose of fertilizers should be recommended based on availability of soil nutrients, to maintain the soil fertility

Pages: 2265-2267  |  1382 Views  383 Downloads

How to cite this article:
Monika Pokharel. Assessment on soil fertility status of farmers of godawari municipality, Lalitpur district. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2018;7(1S):2265-2267.

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