INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PURE & APPLIED BIOSCIENCE
ISSN : 2320-7051
International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2019, Volume : 7, Issue : 2
First page : (73) Last page : (78)
Article doi: : http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.7384
Effect of Conventional and Organic Farming Practices on Major Nutrients of Vertisols of Bagalkot Region
Ramanandan L. G.* and Hanamantarao Jogan
Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, UAS, Dharwad – 580 005
*Corresponding Author E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: 10.02.2019 | Revised: 13.03.2019 | Accepted: 20.03.2019
In order to characterize the “Effect of conventional and organic farming practices on major nutrients of Vertisol in Northern Karnataka” a field survey was carried out during 2014-2015 in farmers’ fields of Bagalkot District, which falls in the Northern dry Agro-climatic zone of the Karnataka state. The soil was deep black clayey in nature and neutral to alkaline in reaction with low salt content. The results of the study indicated that The available nitrogen content were higher in soils under organic farming (386.60 kg ha-1) than conventional farming (341.27 kg ha-1). The surface soils recorded significantly higher nitrogen (393.17 kg/ha) than the sub-surface soils (334.70 kg/ha). Likewise phosphorus, potassium and sulphur were found to besignificantly higher under organic farming system both in surface and subsurface depths than conventional farming practice. Hence, it can be concluded that organic farming practice found better for improving soil major nutrients than conventional farming practice.
Key words: Organic manure, Green manure intercrop, Bio fertilizers, pressmud and FYM.
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Cite this article: Ramanandan, L.G. and Jogan, H., Effect of Conventional and Organic Farming Practices on Major Nutrients of Vertisols of Bagalkot Region, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.7(2): 73-78 (2019). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.7384