International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 5, Issue 4, Part A (2019)
Physico - chemical parameters and fertility status in selected stations of Kanyakumari district
TM Sharmila and S Jerin Jaya Joselin
Soil samples are normally prepared for analysis by air drying, sieving and analyzed for various soil fertility parameters. Nutrient management is dependent on the collection and analysis of soil. This study was conducted to evaluate the soil fertility status in four different places. These four samples were collected from the study area. An assessment of variation in physico-chemical parameters of soil like colour, temperature, permeability, pH, electrical conductivity, concentration of macronutrients such as N,P,K and trace elements such as Fe, Mn, Zn and Cu were undertaken in Kanyakumari district. The available macronutrients were analyzed by quantitative analysis, calorimetric analysis and flame photometer respectively. The available trace elements concentration was determined by using Atomic Absorption Spectrometer. The data on various parameters were categorized into low, medium and high classes based on soil fertility ratings. The quantification of changes in soil nutrients stock is crucial to identify problematic land use system. The indicator for the soil nutrient balance combines this rate of soil nutrient change and the soil nutrient stock.
How to cite this article:
TM Sharmila, S Jerin Jaya Joselin. Physico - chemical parameters and fertility status in selected stations of Kanyakumari district. Int J Appl Res 2019;5(4):18-21.