Seasonal effect on physicochemical properties in rhizospheric soil of fruit tree species
Dinesh Kumar, RPS Dalal, Surender Singh, Jagdish Parshad and Indu Arora
These days fruit tree species are facing a serious problem of nutrient deficiency which results in poor and inferior quality of produce thus seriously hampering the health of fruit trees. Different seasons summer, rainy and winter have significant effect on the physicochemical properties, organic matter content and its quality along with composition and abundance of soil microbial community of rhizospheric soil. The availability of micronutrients depends on soil pH, organic carbon content and absorptive surface like CaCO3 and clay content and other physical, chemical and biological conditions of the rhizosphere. The amount of water in rhizosphere soil was found to affect chemical properties of soil and reported maximum pH in monsoon than post monsoon season and pH under the tree canopy was lower than in the inter row because acidification processes are more intense near the edge of the tree canopy. Similarly CEC, OC, EC, Available N, P, K and Micronutrients are significantly affected by the seasons in different fruit tree species.
How to cite this article:
Dinesh Kumar, RPS Dalal, Surender Singh, Jagdish Parshad, Indu Arora. Seasonal effect on physicochemical properties in rhizospheric soil of fruit tree species. Pharma Innovation 2021;10(6):479-484.