Articles | Volume 6, issue 2
Original research article
09 Oct 2020
Original research article |  | 09 Oct 2020

Development of a soil biological quality index for soils of semi-arid tropics

Selvaraj Aravindh, Chinnappan Chinnadurai, and Dananjeyan Balachandar

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Short summary
Soil quality is important for functioning of the agricultural ecosystem to sustain productivity. It is combination of several physical, chemical, and biological attributes. In the present work, we developed a soil biological quality index, a sub-set of the soil quality index (SBQI) using six important biological variables. These variables were computed from long-term manurial experimental soils and transformed into a unitless 10-scaled SBQI. This will provide constraints of soil processes.