Preprints
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-2016-41
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-2016-41
04 Jul 2016
 | 04 Jul 2016
Status: this preprint was under review for the journal SOIL but the revision was not accepted.

Lime and zinc application influence soil zinc availability, dry matter yield and zinc uptake by maize grown on Alfisols

Sanjib K. Behera, Arvind K. Shukla, Brahma S. Dwivedi, and Brij L. Lakaria

Abstract. Zinc (Zn) deficiency is widespread in all types of soils of world including acid soils affecting crop production and nutritional quality of edible plant parts. There is, however, limited information available regarding effects of lime and farmyard manure (FYM) addition on soil properties, phyto-available Zn by different extractants, dry matter yield, Zn concentration and uptake by maize (Zea mays L.). Green house pot experiments were carried out in two acid soils to study the effect of five levels of lime (0, 1/10 lime requirement (LR), 1/3 LR, 2/3 LR and LR), three levels of Zn concentration (0, 2.5 and 5.0 mg Zn kg−1 soil) and two levels of FYM (0 and 10 t ha−1) addition on soil pH, EC and OC content, phyto-available Zn in soil and dry matter yield, Zn concentration and uptake by maize plant grown up to 60 days. Application of lime and FYM improved soil pH. Increased level of lime application reduced Zn extracted by DTPA, Mehlich 1, Mehlich 3, 0.1 N HCl and ABDTPA extractants. However, application of FYM along with lime improved Zn extraction. The amount of Zn extracted by different extractants followed the order DTPA-Zn < ABDTPA-Zn < Mehlich-1 Zn < 0.1 M HCl. Lime rate of 1/3rd LR was found to be optimum as dry matter yield of maize increased significantly with lime application up to 1/3rd LR in soils of both the series and decreased subsequently. Addition of FYM with and without lime increased dry matter yield. Application of Zn up to 5.0 mg kg−1 to soil increased dry matter yield with and without FYM application in soils of Hariharapur series. Addition of higher doses of lime significantly reduced Zn concentration in maize crop grown in soils of both the series. Mean Zn uptake values were at par for no lime, 1/10th LR and 1/3rd LR with and without FYM application and it was significantly higher than Zn uptake by 2/3rd LR and LR treatments. However, FYM application improved Zn uptake by maize crop. Zn extracted by different extractants like DTPA, ABDTPA, Mehlich 1, Mehlich 3 and 0.1 M HCl was positively and significantly correlated amongst themselves and with dry matter yield, Zn concentration and Zn uptake by maize.

Publisher's note: Copernicus Publications remains neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims made in the text, published maps, institutional affiliations, or any other geographical representation in this preprint. The responsibility to include appropriate place names lies with the authors.
Sanjib K. Behera, Arvind K. Shukla, Brahma S. Dwivedi, and Brij L. Lakaria
 
Status: closed
Status: closed
AC: Author comment | RC: Referee comment | SC: Short comment | EC: Editor comment
Printer-friendly Version - Printer-friendly version Supplement - Supplement
 
Status: closed
Status: closed
AC: Author comment | RC: Referee comment | SC: Short comment | EC: Editor comment
Printer-friendly Version - Printer-friendly version Supplement - Supplement
Sanjib K. Behera, Arvind K. Shukla, Brahma S. Dwivedi, and Brij L. Lakaria
Sanjib K. Behera, Arvind K. Shukla, Brahma S. Dwivedi, and Brij L. Lakaria

Viewed

Total article views: 1,595 (including HTML, PDF, and XML)
HTML PDF XML Total BibTeX EndNote
924 546 125 1,595 118 125
  • HTML: 924
  • PDF: 546
  • XML: 125
  • Total: 1,595
  • BibTeX: 118
  • EndNote: 125
Views and downloads (calculated since 04 Jul 2016)
Cumulative views and downloads (calculated since 04 Jul 2016)

Cited

Latest update: 17 May 2024
Download
Short summary
Zinc (Zn) deficiency is widespread in all types of soils of world including acid soils affecting crop production and nutritional quality of edible plant parts. The present study was carried out to assess the effects of lime and farmyard manure addition to two acid soils of India on soil properties, extractable zinc by different extractants, dry matter yield, Zn concentration and uptake by maize. Increased level of lime application led to enhancement of soil pH and reduction in extractable Zn in