Spatial Analysis of Soil Fertility Parameters in a Part of Nalgonda District, Andhra Pradesh, India

K. Brindha, L. Elango
2014 Earth Science India  
Soil fertility was analysed in an agricultural area which forms a part of Nalgonda district, Andhra Pradesh, India. Soil samples were collected from 102 locations and analysed for various parameters such as pH, EC, ORP, soil texture, calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium, sulphate, calcium carbonate, CEC and base saturation percentage. High concentration of ions such as magnesium, sodium and potassium was observed in this area. Calcium and sulphate were deficient; calcium carbonate was low; CEC
more » ... and base saturation percentage were very high in soil samples. Overall the fertility of soil was low with calcium and sulphate ions and high with the content of other parameters. This study will help to choose the type of crop that would be suitable for plantation in this area. Also, the composition of agrochemicals that will be required for this area can also be decided. This study serves as baseline information to improve the soil fertility in this intensively irrigated area.
doi:10.31870/esi.07.1.2014.3 fatcat:3p62qbapbjhznfuddxikx36h2e