Analysis of Metals in Soils in Marriamman Kovil, Thanjavur District (India)

S.A.T. Shanmugapriya
2017 International Journal for Research in Applied Science and Engineering Technology  
Soil is a medium through which crops grow to perform the need of human for food and cloths. Agriculture refers to an art of hoist plants from the soils and is one of the most economical factors for human beings. This study has focused on the investigation of macro-and micronutrients in soil from Marriamman kovil area of Tamil Nadu. The soil samples collected from Marriamman kovil in January 2017. The macro elements were analyzed in laboratory are pH, EC, C org , P and K. The micro elements such
more » ... micro elements such as Cu, Zn, Fe, Mn were estimated by Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy while calcium and magnesium, carbonate, bicarbonate, chloride were estimated volumetrically. The observed values of microelements and macronutrients found to be high. In this study soils show high pH values (< 8) indicating their alkaline nature which can be counteracted by adding basic fertilizers. The high value of EC could be due to accumulation of soluble salts. The study indicates that in all the soil samples natural manure and organic fertilizers are the best alternatives to augment C org and micro-organism which will help increasing the rice productivity.
doi:10.22214/ijraset.2017.11328 fatcat:xrrxcj7jpvg45mgaeinzk7a6ia