Available zinc and manganese status and their relationship with soil physico-chemical properties and its content in wheat crop of internal drainage dry zone of Rajasthan
R.C. SANWAL*, YOGESH SHARMA, M.L. REAGER1 AND S.R. TAK2
Journal Title:International Journal of Agricultural Sciences
Seventy surface soil and wheat plant samples were collected from seventy village of Sri Madhopur tehsil of Siker district (Rajasthan)
India. The soils were analysed for textural, separates, physic-chemical properties and status of available zinc and manganese. Grain and straw
of wheat plant were separately analysed for determination zinc and manganese content. The majority of soils were found sandy in nature and
their textural classes are sandy, loamy sand and sandy loam. Soils of the study area were found slightly calcareous in nature. Soils of study area
have low organic carbon and cation exchange capacity. On the basis of pH2 and EC2 values, these soils were found slightly alkaline in nature.
Majority of soils under study were found deficient in zinc and adequate available in manganese. The availability of zinc and manganese in soil
significantly influenced by soil properties like textural separate, organic carbon, CaCO3, CEC and pH2 soils.