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Evaluation of ground water impacts on soil fertility: A case study Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur, Sindh, Pakistan

By: Aisha Pathan, Dr. Noor Hussain Chandio, Naveed Noor, Dr. Gohar Ali Mahar

Key Words: Ground water, Soil Salinity, Orchard, pH, TDS EC, SALU

J. Bio. Env. Sci. 13(2), 324-328, August 2018.

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Abstract

Soil salinity is a big problem in Pakistan which is main cause of osmotic stress. It reduces productivity and recreational activity. The problem is found in Arid and Semi-Arid regions of Pakistan, and covering about 6.68 million hector land are affected by soil salinity. Soil salinity damages the growth of plant and it is main cause of desertification. Salt is a mineral caused of weathering of rocks. The soil samples were collected from Date Palm orchards of Shah Latif University Khairpur, studied to determine the level of soil salinity. Electrical conductivity (E.C) pH, Total Dissolve Salts (TDS) were analyzed using reference methods. . Results show that soil is non-saline soils were non-saline with EC 0.26 dSm-1 and strongly alkaline in reaction with mean pH 8.7, the result application recommended that water of Mir Wah canal is sufficient for the orchards of the University.

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Evaluation of ground water impacts on soil fertility: A case study Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur, Sindh, Pakistan

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Aisha Pathan, Dr. Noor Hussain Chandio, Naveed Noor, Dr. Gohar Ali Mahar.
Evaluation of ground water impacts on soil fertility: A case study Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur, Sindh, Pakistan.
J. Bio. Env. Sci. 13(2), 324-328, August 2018.
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