International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 5, Issue 10, Part B (2019)
Soil physico-chemical properties and yield as influenced by tillage practices and soybean based crop sequences in inceptisol
Deshmukh DP, VK Kharche, DV Mali, BA Sonune and BV Saoji
The effect of tillage practices and different soybean based crop sequences on soil physico – chemical properties and yield was studied under the field experiment conducted at Research Farm of Dr. Panjaabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola at the end of third cropping cycle. The experimental soil was vertic haplustepts and the treatments of field experiments comprised of four main plots of soybean based crop sequence viz., Soybean – Safflower, Soybean – Chickpea, Soybean – Mustard, And Soybean – Rabi Sorghum while the sub plots of tillage practices comprised of No Tillage, Minimum Tillage, Conventional Tillage And Broad Bed Furrow Sowing having sixteen treatment combinations with three replications in the split design. The physical properties like bulk density and hydraulic conductivity were found to be improved under conventional tillage while under no tillage the bulk density showed significant increase and hydraulic conductivity showed significant decrease. However, the MWD was improved under minimum tillage. The minimum tillage practice recorded highest soil organic carbon and available NPK status of soil as compared to other tillage practices. Among the various cropping sequences soybean – chickpea recorded highest soil available nutrient status. The crop yield of rabi crops was significantly influenced under different cropping sequence.
How to cite this article:
Deshmukh DP, VK Kharche, DV Mali, BA Sonune and BV Saoji. Soil physico-chemical properties and yield as influenced by tillage practices and soybean based crop sequences in inceptisol. International Journal of Applied Research. 2019; 5(10): 89-95.