Soil Fertility and Leaf Nutrient Status of Mango Orchard Sites

  • Sk Musfiq Us Salehin Department of Soil, Water and Environment, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh
  • Gazi Md Mohsin Department of Agriculture, Noakhali Science and Technology University, Sonapur, Noakhali-3814, Bangladesh
  • Tabassum ferdous Soil Resource Development Institute, Ministry of Agriculture, Dhaka-1215, Bangladesh
  • Jobaed Ragib Zaman Department of Soil, Water and Environment, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh
  • Md Jashim Uddin Department of Soil, Water and Environment, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh
  • Md Khalilur Rahman Department of Soil, Water and Environment, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh
Keywords: Fertility potential, Leaf nutrition, Mango orchards

Abstract

Twenty soil and leaf samples from 20 orchards of mango (Mangifera indica L.) were collected from different locations of Rajshahi and Satkhira regions to evaluate soil texture, pH, organic matter, available and total nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium and sulfur of soils and the concentration of N and K in mango leaves. The pH of the soil varied from 6.3 - 7.9 and organic matter content varied from 0.72 - 3.60 per cent. The available nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, and sulfur of the soils ranged from 190 - 510, 39 - 196, 36 - 206 and 25 - 235 mg/kg, respectively. The values of total N, P, K and S were 0.03 - 0.12, 0.022 - 0.210, 0.235 - 0.0.936 and 0.005 - 0.266 per cent, respectively. The dominant soil textural class was silty clay loam. The mean concentration of nitrogen (0.88%) and potassium (0.61%) in the leaf sample was low. The overall fertility status of the soils of Rajshahi and Satkhira regions in relation to mango cultivation is moderate.

Dhaka Univ. J. Biol. Sci. 29(2): 155-163, 2020 (July)

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2020-08-26
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Salehin, S. M., Mohsin, G., ferdous, T., Zaman, J. R., Uddin, M. J., & Rahman, M. K. (2020). Soil Fertility and Leaf Nutrient Status of Mango Orchard Sites. Dhaka University Journal of Biological Sciences, 29(2), 155-163. https://doi.org/10.3329/dujbs.v29i2.48735
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