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Soil examination and Measurement of Tehsil Takht-e-Nasrati, Pakistan

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Musharaf Khan, Farrukh Hussain, Shahana Musharaf, Abid Salim Haider, Imdadullah

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Int. J. Biosci.2( 3), 58-66, March 2012


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A study was conducted to assess the physical and chemical condition of soil in Tehsil Takht-e-Nasrati, District Karak, Pakistan. The result shows that the high extent of sand 72 %, clay 52 % and silt 33 % was found high in southern area of Bogara Shahidan Banda and Jarassi respectively. The sandy clay loamy soil was found in phase 1 and 2 where phases 3 and 4 were composed of sandy clay soil. Communally the area was found sandy clay soil. The low (23.63 g. Kg-1) and high quantity (28 g. Kg-1) of soil organic matter was there in phase 4 and 3 respectively. Lime content value was high 248 g.Kg-1 in Siraj Khel while low value 58 g. Kg-1 in Chokara. The lowest value of electrical conductivity 0.14 dS m-1 was found in site Jahangeri Banda and high value 0.34 dS m-1 in Warana. The result shows that the high PH 8.13 was also found in the WM and low pH (6.06) in Jarassi. The amount of Phosphorus 3.86 mg. Kg-1 and Potassium 147.76 mg. Kg-1 was high rate in Ambiri Kala and Siraj Khel while it’s low 3.13 mg. Kg-1 in SJ and 98.89 mg. Kg-1 in Zarki Nasrati respectively. It is necessary for the people of the area to analyze the soil for their use in each year and seasons as the soil of area changes by wind and water erosion. The area is semi arid so during rainy season the chemical component of the area may be change due the dissolving of chemical material in universal solvent and the activity of microbial community structure.


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