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Legume Research, volume 42 issue 4 (august 2019) : 565-571

Impact of management practices on soil microbial properties under wheat-cluster bean cropping system

Nisha, Meenu Walia, Navneet Batra, Rajesh Gera, Sneh Goyal
1Department of Microbiology, College of Basic Sciences and Humanities, Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar-125 004, Haryana, India.
  • Submitted28-06-2017|

  • Accepted02-11-2017|

  • First Online 20-01-2018|

  • doi 10.18805/LR-3908

Cite article:- Nisha, Walia Meenu, Batra Navneet, Gera Rajesh, Goyal Sneh (2018). Impact of management practices on soil microbial properties under wheat-cluster bean cropping system. Legume Research. 42(4): 565-571. doi: 10.18805/LR-3908.
A study of organic, integrated and inorganic plant nutrient management systems was conducted to determine the effect of management practices on soil microbiological properties after 10 years of continuous application. The rate of C mineralization and potentially mineralizable nitrogen were 6.8 and 41.5 mg/kg soil, respectively. Arginine ammonification and nitrification activities were 0.88 µg NH4+- N/g soil/h and 56.0 µg NO3--N/g/day, respectively. Microbial biomass C, N and P were 320, 40 and 12 mg/kg soil, respectively. Alkaline phosphatase, urease and cellulase activities were highest with application of VC@15t /ha.
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