International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 5, Issue 10, Part B (2019)
Soil quality and yield as influenced by tillage practices and soybean based crop sequence in inceptisol
The present investigation entitled was conducted at Integrated Farming System Research Project Farm, Dr. PDKV, Akola during the year 2009-2010 to study the impact of Tillage practices and Soybean based crop sequences on soil quality and yield of the crops under study. Soil samples were collected before sowing and after harvest of kharif and rabi crops and analyzed for the Soil Physical, Chemical and Biological properties for identifying soil quality indicators and evaluating Soil Quality Index. Thus soil organic carbon, available nitrogen, and hydraulic conductivity and mean weight diameter were identified as soil quality indicators amongst the all soil parameters. Soil quality index was significantly influenced due to tillage practices. The interaction effect of tillage practices and soybean based crop sequence was significant. The highest soil quality index (1.198) was recorded at no tillage under soybean-mustard crop sequence. The yield of soybean was not significantly influenced due to different cropping sequence. However, the crop yield of rabi crops was significantly influenced under different cropping sequence.
How to cite this article:
Deshmukh DP, VK Kharche, SD Jadhao, BA Sonune, DV Mali. Soil quality and yield as influenced by tillage practices and soybean based crop sequence in inceptisol. Int J Appl Res 2019;5(10):96-100.