Physiochemical Characteristics of Soil of a Mixed Shorea Robusta Forest in Rupandehi District, Nepal

Authors

  • Rajendra Acharya Central Department of Botany, Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur Kathmandu
  • Bharat Babu Shrestha Central Department of Botany, Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur Kathmandu

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/jnhm.v26i0.14139

Keywords:

conservation, soil nutrients, south-east and south-west facing slope

Abstract

Physiochemical characteristics of soil of mixed Shorea robusta forest in Parroha community forest of Rupandehi district (central Nepal) were analyzed. Soil samples were collected from south eastern (SE) and south western (SE) slopes of the forest and analyzed for water holding capacity (WHC), pH, organic matter, nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium. The soil acidic (pH 4.2-6.2) with organic matter 1.87-2.73 %, nitrogen 0.09-0.13 %, phosphorus 4.7-23.3 kg/ha, and potassium 141-191 kg/ha. The SE slope, with high canopy cover and litter content, had relatively better soil characteristics as compared to the SW slope.

J. Nat. Hist. Mus. Vol. 26, 2012: 155-162

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2015-12-17

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Acharya, R., & Shrestha, B. B. (2015). Physiochemical Characteristics of Soil of a Mixed Shorea Robusta Forest in Rupandehi District, Nepal. Journal of Natural History Museum, 26, 155–162. https://doi.org/10.3126/jnhm.v26i0.14139

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