“Analysis of Soil at Great Rann of Kutch of Gujarat State in Western India”

  • Pradeep Kumar Saurashtra University, Rajkot
  • Nilesh S Panchal Saurashtra University, Rajkot

Abstract

Abstract

Soil of “Great Rann of Kutch of Kutch district of Gujarat State in India" was investigated. It is tough area with high temperature, very less rainfall, scared vegetation and affected by salinity. Six sites were taken into account and properties of soil vary at different depths and sites. Three different depths of soil i.e. 0-15 cm, 15-30 and 30-45 were taken into account for analysis. Different physical and chemical parameters had been analysed. For study area field capacity, electrical conductivity, sodium, organic carbon, organic matter and nitrogen were found to be maximum (25.600%, 10.167 dsm-1, 64.781ppm, 0.967%, 1.667% and 0.083%) at a depth of 0-15 cm. Water holding capacity, bulk density, particle density, porosity and pH were maximum (58.120%, 2.528%, 4.239%, 39.924% and 10.270) at 15-30 cm. Phosphorous was maximum (41.275 kg ha-1) at a depth of 30-45 cm. The outcome of the study illustrates that soil texture is clay loam type which easily forms hard clusters which are not beneficial for plant growth and to improve soil structure, reduce degradation of soil and increase plant diversity, Ca and salt tolerant plants play important role in the area. 

Author Biographies

Pradeep Kumar, Saurashtra University, Rajkot
Biosciences, Research Scholar
Nilesh S Panchal, Saurashtra University, Rajkot
Biosciences, Proffesor

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Published
2014-12-27
How to Cite
KUMAR, Pradeep; PANCHAL, Nilesh S. “Analysis of Soil at Great Rann of Kutch of Gujarat State in Western India”. LIFE SCIENCES LEAFLETS, [S.l.], v. 60, dec. 2014. ISSN 0976-1098. Available at: <http://petsd.org/ojs/index.php/lifesciencesleaflets/article/view/183>. Date accessed: 20 oct. 2017.

Keywords

Botany; Ecology; Desert Ecology