The Macronutrients Status of Tarai Soils in Uttarakhand, India

Ruchi Pandey*, Pushpa Joshi, Alka Adhikari, S.P.S.Mehta
Chemistry Department, D.S.B.Campus, Kumaun University, Nainital, 263002 Uttrakhand, India
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Background: Just like other living creatures, plants also need a number of nutrients to survive and thrive. So the optimum concentration of essential nutrients in soil is highly recommended to obtain a better output. Objective: to assess the status of macronutrients such as nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium (NPK) in different sites of Tarai region of Uttarakhand, India. Materials and Methods: Total 11 sites were randomly established on the map. These sample plots were also recorded and uploaded in GPS. The soil samples were collected randomly from the selected sides using suitable tools. The macronutrient content was determined by standard method. Results: Average Nitrogen content was 12%, potassium 275.29 kg/ha and phosphorous 55kg/ha. Conclusion: It can be concluded that Tarai soil of Uttrakhandwas poor in nitrogen, about sufficient in phosphorus and excellent in potassium contents.

Keywords: Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium, Soil
Citation: Ruchi Pandey, Pushpa Joshi, Alka Adhikari, S.P.S.Mehta. The Macronutrients Status of Tarai Soils in Uttarakhand, India. Canadian Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2019; 7 (2): 27-42.