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Vol. 12, Issue 2 (2023)

Assessment of nutrients and heavy metal status in soils of Akola, Maharashtra

PN Magare, YD Charjan, RS Wankhade and AS Lawhale
The soil survey was carried out during 2017-19 in Akola district (M.S) by using GPS technique in Agro-Ecological-Sub-Region (AESRs) of Akola district namely, AESR 6.3 a (K5Dm4). For this purpose soil samples (0-20 cm) were collected from different villages of three tehsils of Akola district. These soil samples were analysed for micro, secondary nutrients and heavy metal status of soil. The soils under the study were neutral to strongly alkaline in nature, safe in limit of electrical conductivity and calcareous in nature. The deficiencies of Zn, Fe, and B in these soils were 40, 20 and 27 per cent respectively whereas, exchangeable Ca, Mg and S were found adequate in all the soils. The organic carbon were significantly correlated with micronutrients except that DTPA-Mn. Available S was significantly and negatively relationship with organic carbon (r=-0.726**). The values of Co, Cd, Pb, Cr and Ni in soil were observed below than the permissible limit.
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How to cite this article:
PN Magare, YD Charjan, RS Wankhade, AS Lawhale. Assessment of nutrients and heavy metal status in soils of Akola, Maharashtra. Pharma Innovation 2023;12(2):1690-1694.

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