Assessment of Physical Properties of Soil from Different Blocks of Coastal Areas, Ganjam District of Odisha, India

Sumanjeet Panigrahi *

Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, Naini Agricultural Institute, Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Narendra Swaroop

Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, Naini Agricultural Institute, Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Arun Alfred David

Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, Naini Agricultural Institute, Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Tarence Thomas

Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, Naini Agricultural Institute, Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Satya Ranjan Mohanta

Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, Naini Agricultural Institute, Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

An investigation was conducted to analyse the physical properties of soils of different blocks of coastal areas of Ganjam district of Odisha. For this purpose, the soil samples were collected at three depths: 0-15 cm, 15-30 cm, and 30-45 cm, from nine different villages of three different blocks of coastal areas, a total of 27 samples collected and analysed for their physical parameter by using standard Laboratory Technique. The result showed that the Soil Texture of Chatrapur, Rangeilunda, and Chikiti block varied from Sandy loam to Sandy clay loam. The Bulk Density reported 1.31-1.36 Mg m-3, Particle Density reported 2.41 to 2.59 Mg m-3, Specific gravity varied from 2.61 to 2.69, Percent of Pore Space varied 44.56 to 48.13 Percent, Water Retaining Capacity ranged 42.98 to 45.92 Percent. Results suggest that farmers should adopt appropriate soil management techniques, such as crop rotation and conservation tillage, which will contribute to maintain the soil physical characteristics to ensure the sustainability of agricultural practices and the long-term health of the soil.

Keywords: Physical, parameters, coastal areas, Ganjam, Odisha


How to Cite

Panigrahi , Sumanjeet, Narendra Swaroop, Arun Alfred David, Tarence Thomas, and Satya Ranjan Mohanta. 2023. “Assessment of Physical Properties of Soil from Different Blocks of Coastal Areas, Ganjam District of Odisha, India”. International Journal of Environment and Climate Change 13 (8):352-58. https://doi.org/10.9734/ijecc/2023/v13i81960.

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