Physical characterization of soil of Sardar Bahadur Khan Womens University and its ability for plant growth

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Physical characterization of soil of Sardar Bahadur Khan Womens University and its ability for plant growth

Maryam Asghar, Safia Gul, Rukhsana Jabeen, Hameed Ur Rehman
Int. J. Biosci.12( 2), 325-329, February 2018.
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Soil is a natural surface layer that is capable of supporting plants. Soil contains different kinds of texture in it which are distributed according to their particle size like clay, silt, sand, loam and gravel. The focus of research in recent studies has been based on the effect of physical properties of soil on the normal plant growth in the university campus and whether the soil is capable for plant growth or not. The result showed that soil texture affects the plant growth more, over all the campus soil is fine textured and good for normal plant growth, except of some other plants. It is concluded that all four types of soil are suitable for vegetation. But the oasis of rose soil is comparatively best for the plant growth, because it contains an excess amount of clay along with nutrients. Fine arts soil is poorest in its texture in comparison to all of the four types because of an excess of gravel. While the soil of the other two areas is normal in their textures.


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