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MAINTENANCE OF SOIL QUALITY PARAMETERS THROUGH HUMIC ACID APPLICATION IN AN ALFISOL AND INCEPTISOL

Sathiya Bama, K Somasundaram; Shanmugasundaram, S Porpavai; Kandasamy, G Selvakumari and Thangamuthu, T Jayaraj (2008) MAINTENANCE OF SOIL QUALITY PARAMETERS THROUGH HUMIC ACID APPLICATION IN AN ALFISOL AND INCEPTISOL. Poster at: Cultivating the Future Based on Science: 2nd Conference of the International Society of Organic Agriculture Research ISOFAR, Modena, Italy, June 18-20, 2008.

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Humic acid is an organic carbon rich product. To study the effect of humic acid on soil quality parameters like organic carbon (OC), cation exchange capacity (CEC) and enzymatic activities field experiments were conducted in Alfisol and Inceptisol with different levels of humic acid(0 to 40 kg ha-1) and feriliser doses (0,75 and 100 percent recommended dose of fertiliser).In Alfisol application of humic acid @40 kg ha-1 increased the organic carbon (OC) content to 0.790 per cent from 0.725 percent for without HA(humic acid ) application. The cation exchange capacity (CEC) get increased from 24.9 cmol(p+) kg-1 for without HA to 33.4 cmol(p+) kg-1 for 40 kg HA application ha-1.In an Inceptisol, for HA application @40 kg ha-1 the OC and CEC get increased to 0.603 per cent and 25.9 cmol(p+) kg-1 from 0.507 per cent and 18.5 cmol(p+) kg-1 for without HA application. The HA in combination with either @100 per cent recommended dose of NPK or 75 per cent had an added effect on OC and CEC of the soils.The Humic acid application @ 20 kg HA ha-1 or 10 kg ha-1 with foliar spray or root dipping combined with recommended dose or reduced dose of fertilizers favorably increased the enzymatic activities of catalase , dehydrogenase and phosphatase activities


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Poster
Keywords:Rice soil, humic acid, organic carbon, CEC, soil enzymes
Subjects: Soil > Soil quality
Research affiliation: Italy > CRAB - Provincia di Torino: Reference Centre for Organic Farming
International Conferences > 2008: IFOAM OWC: Research Track / ISOFAR > 2.2 Nutrient management
Deposited By: kaliappan, sathiya bama
ID Code:12503
Deposited On:12 Sep 2008
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:36
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted
Additional Publishing Information:This paper is published in the conference proceedings:
Neuhoff, Daniel; Halberg, Niels; Alfldi, Thomas; Lockeretz, William; Thommen, Andreas; Rasmussen, Ilse A.; Hermansen, John; Vaarst, Mette; Lck, Lorna; Carporali, Fabio; Jensen, Henning Hgh; Migliorini, Paola and Willer, Helga, Eds. (2008) .Cultivating the Future Based on Science. Proceedings of the Second Scientific Conference of the International Society of Organic Agriculture Research (ISOFAR), held at the 16th IFOAM Organic World Congress in Cooperation with the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) and the Consorzio ModenaBio, 18 . 20 June 2008 in Modena, Italy.. International Society of Organic Agriculture Research (ISOFAR), c/o IOL, DE-Bonn, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL, CH-Frick. http://orgprints.org/13672 and http://orgprints.org/13674

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