Physicochemical Properties and its Relationship with Water Holding Capacity of Soil in Deulgaon Raja region Maharashtra

Authors(2) :-Pavan M. Kadam, Balasaheb U. Kale

The aim of this paper is to study the physicochemical properties of soil and find out its relationship with water holding capacity .A study was carried out to assess the physical and chemical properties of soils and its relationship with water holding capacity (WHC) from various villages near by Deulgaon Raja District Buldana. About 60 soil samples were collected from different villages near by the Deulgaon Raja. Physicochemical properties of soil samples were studied and also water holding capacity of soil was checked It was concluded that soil texture mainly clay fraction and total organic matter content had influenced on WHC. It was suggested that the high content of clay fraction and organic matter on soil should be incorporated to the soils with improving WHC.

Authors and Affiliations

Pavan M. Kadam
Department of chemistry, Shri Vyankatesh Arts, Commerce and Science College, Deulgaon Raja Dist. Buldana, Maharshtra, India
Balasaheb U. Kale
Department of chemistry, Shri Vyankatesh Arts, Commerce and Science College, Deulgaon Raja Dist. Buldana, Maharshtra, India

pH, Electrical Conductivity, Total Organic Matter Content, Water Holding Capacity.

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 2 | Issue 6 | November-December 2016
Date of Publication : 2016-12-30
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 49-52
Manuscript Number : IJSRSET162617
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099

Cite This Article :

Pavan M. Kadam, Balasaheb U. Kale, " Physicochemical Properties and its Relationship with Water Holding Capacity of Soil in Deulgaon Raja region Maharashtra, International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 2, Issue 6, pp.49-52, November-December-2016.
Journal URL : http://ijsrset.com/IJSRSET162617

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