Assessment of Physical Properties of Soils from Different Blocks of Palakkad District of Kerala, India

K. A. Lijith

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

Tarence Thomas

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

Narendra Swaroop *

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

Anurag Kumar Singh

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

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

An Assessment of Physical properties of soils of Palakkad District of Kerala was carried out during 2022. The objective of the study was to analyse the Physical properties of soil, their variation with soil depth in villages of Nemmara, Kollengode and Kuzhalmannam blocks. For the assessment 9 sampling locations were selected. A total of 27 Soil samples were collected at 0 -15 cm, 15-30 cm and 30-45 cm depth respectively. The Study found that the soils of these blocks were Sandy Clay Loam in texture. The Bulk Density increased with increasing soil depth. In most of the villages, the particle density showed slight changes only. The soil analysis were found to be Pore space was higher than Water retaining capacity. These soils have good Water Retaining Capacity and physical condition. Physical properties of soil are a key factor in determining soil’s suitability for agricultural, environmental and engineering uses. These properties greatly influence its use and behavior towards plant growth. Plant support, root penetration, drainage, aeration, moisture retention, and plant nutrients are all related with the physical condition of the soil.

Keywords: Soils properties, soil fertility, physical parameters, plant nutrients


How to Cite

Lijith , K. A., Tarence Thomas, Narendra Swaroop, and Anurag Kumar Singh. 2023. “Assessment of Physical Properties of Soils from Different Blocks of Palakkad District of Kerala, India”. International Journal of Environment and Climate Change 13 (9):1140-44. https://doi.org/10.9734/ijecc/2023/v13i92339.

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