SOIL FERTILITY STATUS OF RESEARCH FARM KOONT FIELDS, RAWALPINDI, PUNJAB

  • Muhammad Arshad Ullah Land Resources Research Institute, National Agricultural Research Centre, Islamabad. Pakistan.45500
  • Muhammad Usama Afzal PMAS – Institute of Soil Science, University of Arid Agriculture, Rawalpindi. Punjab, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Tariq Siddique PMAS – Institute of Soil Science, University of Arid Agriculture, Rawalpindi. Punjab, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Zeeshan Saleem PMAS – Institute of Soil Science, University of Arid Agriculture, Rawalpindi. Punjab, Pakistan

Abstract

This study was conducted to assess the soil fertility status of olive, citrus, sunflower, maize and grapes fields of Research Farm, Koont,  Rawalpindi. During the study soil samples of these fields were analyzed for pH, ECe and organic matter. The results of the soil analysis indicated that soil pH is  alkaline due to calcareous nature of soil. It has a good pH value almost neutral which is optimum for maximum growth for most of the crops. Soil electrical conductivity of examined fields was less than 4 dSm-1. Electrical conductivity of these fields is normal, so there is no danger of the excessiveness of toxic salts. Citrus field is the best on because it has low ECe value. Organic matter ranged from 0.23 to 1.16 percent. Organic matter is also present in sufficient quantities which show soil is productive.

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2019-04-30
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Ullah, M. A., Afzal, M. U., Siddique, M. T., & Saleem, M. Z. (2019). SOIL FERTILITY STATUS OF RESEARCH FARM KOONT FIELDS, RAWALPINDI, PUNJAB. International Journal For Research In Agricultural And Food Science (ISSN: 2208-2719), 5(4), 17-21. Retrieved from https://gnpublication.org/index.php/afs/article/view/801