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Soil quality plays an important role in the enhancement of agricultural Production. Therefore, the present study was carried out to study the quality of paddy soil. To fulfil the objectives of the present study, 15 sites were selected in Pomburna tehsil of Chandrapur District (M.S.), India. The systematic grid sampling plan was followed in the study and sample were selected grid wise on the basis of utilization of rice cultivated by the population cluster. Soil quality parameters such as, water holding capacity (WHC), pH, Electrical conductivity (EC), Nitrogen, Zinc, Copper, Iron, and organic carbon (OC) were analyzed during the study period. The results of the present study revealed that the value of physicochemical parameters of the soil was in the suitable range. Salinity in most of the samples (78%) was observed in high range. OC values (more than 0.80%) indicate higher fertility of the soil. The nature of the soil was found from acidic to alkaline in nature. The values of Nitrogen, Zinc, Copper, and Iron also indicate the suitability of soil for paddy crops. After the harvesting of paddy crop, the values of most of the physicochemical parameters and micronutrients decreased except copper.


Fertilizer pH Organic carbon Paddy Soil Fertility Micronutrients

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Tikale, R. R., & Madhamshetiwar, S. V. (2024). Effect of harvesting the paddy crop on the physicochemical properties and micronutrients of soil. Environment Conservation Journal, 25(2), 597–603.


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