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Indian Journal of Agricultural Research, volume 52 issue 2 (april 2018) : 203-206

Status of available sulphur and cationic micronutrients in cultivated soils of Banaskantha district of Gujarat
 

Dipali Desai, B.T. Patel, Neha Chaudhary, Praveen Thakur
1C.P. College of Agriculture, Central Instrumentation Laboratory, Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University, Sardarkrushinagar-385 506, Gujarat, India.
Cite article:- Desai Dipali, Patel B.T., Chaudhary Neha, Thakur Praveen (2018). Status of available sulphur and cationic micronutrients in cultivated soils of Banaskantha district of Gujarat. Indian Journal of Agricultural Research. 52(2): 203-206. doi: 10.18805/IJARe.A-4876.
In order to assess the available sulphur and micronutrients (Fe, Mn, Zn and Cu) status in soils of Banaskantha district of Gujarat, five hundred and fifty six representative surface (0-15cm) soil samples were collected from farmer’s field of each taluka of Banaskantha district. All the collected soil samples were analyzed for available sulphur and DTPA-extractable cationic micronutrients (Fe, Mn, Zn and Cu) as per standard procedures. The available S content in soils of Banaskantha district varied from 4.98 to 66.89 mg kg-1 with a mean value of 15.49 mg kg-1. The DTPA- extractable Fe, Mn, Zn and Cu were in the range of 2.74 to 21.98; 4.22 to 25.02; 0.20 to 2.76 and 0.12 to 3.16 mg kg-1 with a mean value of 6.72, 10.15, 0.60 and 0.60, respectively. The overall nutrient index values were marginal for available S (1.82) and DTPA-extractable Fe (1.84) and Zn (1.74); high for DTPA-extractable Mn (2.40) and very high for Cu (2.75). 
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