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Agricultural Science Digest, volume 41 issue 4 (december 2021) : 584-589

Influence of Organic Manures on Soil Physico-chemical Properties under Morus based Agrisilviculture System

Bandan Kumar Bhuyan, C.L. Thakur, Harish Sharma, Dhirender Kumar
1Department of Silviculture and Agroforestry, College of Forestry, Dr. Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, Solan-173 230, Himachal Pradesh, India.
Cite article:- Bhuyan Kumar Bandan, Thakur C.L., Sharma Harish, Kumar Dhirender (2021). Influence of Organic Manures on Soil Physico-chemical Properties under Morus based Agrisilviculture System. Agricultural Science Digest. 41(4): 584-589. doi: 10.18805/ag.D-5202.
Background: Health of soil is important being an integral part of any production system. As agroforestry aims to maintain the sustainability in the system, therefore, soil status under any agroforestry system plays key role. This study was conducted at Department of Silviculture and Agroforestry, Dr. Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni-Solan HP (India) under Morus based agroforestry system.
Methods: The present investigation was carried out during 2016 from month of July to October for quantifying the effect of application of organic manures on soil physico-chemical properties under Morus based agroforestry system. Five soil samples from each experimental plot were collected separately and a single representative composite sample was drawn for each plot replicated three times. The analysis of soil was carried out with standard adopted procedures.
Result: Findings of the study revealed that different organic manure combinations were having significant influence on various soil physico-chemical properties. Maximum improvement in terms of soil physico-chemical parameters was found for the application of 100% poultry manure. Further, soil properties were found to be better under the influence of tree canopy as compared to open condition suggesting key role of trees in improving soil properties.

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