Authors : Vimal P. Dakhane
Page Nos : 19-22
The study was conducted in Chandrapur district of Maharashtra State. District is located in the eastern edge of Maharashtra in Nagpur Division and forms the eastern part of Vidarbha region. Of the total 308 lakh hectares land in Maharashtra, two-thirds, i.e. approximately 225.6 lakh hectares of land is under cultivation. In the Chandrapur district, on the basis of climate, proportion of rainfall and the type of soil are Red alluvial soil and Clay Soil. The soil samples were collected from chandrapur for soil analysis. Physio-chemical properties of different soils are pH, moisture content, electrical conductivity, available macronutrient N, P, K, Ca, Mg and micronutrients Fe, Mn, Zn, and Cu. Each macro and micronutrients plays specific role for growth and development of plants. In the experimental field of Withania somnifera, the soil was 18, 38, 4.16 and 7.34 kg/ha Fe, Mn, Zn and Cu, Andrographis paniculata 17, 37, 5.80 and 8.36 Kg/ha Fe, Mn, Zn and Cu.. Soil for Ablemoschus moschatus was 21, 36, 7.80, and 7.39, kg/ha Fe, Mn, Zn and Cu /ha. and for Psoralea corylifolia 20, 40, 8.30 and 9.50 kg/ha Fe, Mn, Zn and Cu..