Appraisal of Physicochemical Qualities of Grazing Land Soil in Kartala Block, Chhattisgarh, India

Raj Kumar Rathore1,2

Nand Kumar Kashyap2

Sri Hari Kumar Annamareddy3,Email

Milan Hait2,EMail

Gourisankar Roymahapatra4

M. M. Vaishnav5

1Department of Chemistry, Govt. E. V. Post Graduate College, Korba, Chhattisgarh, India
2Department of Chemistry, Dr. C.V. Raman University, Bilaspur, C.G.-495113, India
3Department of Chemical and Petrochemical Engineering, University of Nizwa, Birkat Al-Mouz 616, Sultanate of Oman
4School of Applied Sciences and Humanities, Haldia Institute of Technology, Haldia, W.B.- 721657, India
5Department of Chemistry, Govt. G. B. College, Korba, C.G.-495446, India.

Abstract

Animal husbandry is primarily constrained by the availability of fodder. The availability of nutrients in the soil determines the quality of the fodder crop. This requires the physicochemical analysis of grazing lands. For the present study, ten grazing lands in Kartala block in Korba district were randomly selected as sampling sites. The sampling sites are situated at Botli, Champa, Dadarkala, Dhitori, Fatteganj, Gumiya, Jogipali, Kalgamar, Koi, and Kotmer. The physicochemical analysis of the soil for pH, EC, macronutrients (nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, sulphur and organic carbon), and micronutrients (copper, zinc, manganese, iron, and boron) is done using standard procedures. On analyzing the grazing land soil of Kartala block, it is found deficient in nitrogen, phosphorus, and sulphur with an average value of 141.4 kg/ha, 1.626 kg/ha, and 10.903 kg/ha, respectively. Among micronutrients, boron and zinc concentrations in the soil are low, with an average value of 0.146 ppm and 0.275 ppm, respectively. The pH of the grazing land soil of Kartala Block is slightly acidic and also deficient in organic carbon. The present study may help to maintain the fertility of the soil in the grazing lands of Kartala Block, which may result in enhanced forage crops and support livestock growth.

Appraisal of Physicochemical Qualities of Grazing Land Soil in Kartala Block, Chhattisgarh, India