Soil-site Suitability Evaluation for Chickpea in Malwa Plateau of Banswara District, Rajasthan

Meena, R.H. and Giri, J.D. and Sharma, S.K. (2012) Soil-site Suitability Evaluation for Chickpea in Malwa Plateau of Banswara District, Rajasthan. International Journal of Scientific and Research, 2 (9). pp. 1-6.

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In the present study and research work, soil-site suitability evaluation was made for the Malwa plateau of Banwara district in southern Rajasthan for chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.). Ten typical pedons representing major landforms of Malwa plateau in Banswara district, Rajasthan were evaluated for their suitability to chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) cultivation using limitation method regarding number and intensity of limitations. The study suggests that chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) is moderately suitable in soils of Pedon P8 but marginally suitable in soils of Pedon P1, P2, P3, P4, and P5 whereas soils of Pedon P6 and P10 are not suitable for chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) cultivation. Soil depth, wetness (drainage), erosion, texture and organic carbon are the major limitations for crop growth in the most of soils of Malwa plateau. The suitability classes can be improved if the correctable limitations (soil fertility characteristics) are altered through application of farm yard manure, green manuring and inclusion of legumes rotation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Chickpea, Limitations, Soil-site suitability, Potential
Author Affiliation: Rajasthan College of Agriculture, MPUAT, Udaipur, Rajasthan, National Bureau of Soil Survey and Land Use Planning, Regional Center, Udaipur (Rajasthan), India
Subjects: Soil Science and Microbiology
Statistics and Experimentation
Depositing User: Mr. SanatKumar Behera
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2012 06:20
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2012 06:21
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