African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6849

Article in Press

Effect of 40 years continuous application of sewer water on soil properties and plant nutrient contents under the drainage basin area in Parbhani district of Maharashtra as affected by crop season

P. H. Gourkhede, K. Yadav and S. P. Zade

  •  Received: 19 February 2023
  •  Accepted: 18 August 2023
The present study deals the assessment of changes in soil properties and plant nutrient contents of sorghum and soybean crop after 40 years of continuous application of reclaimed sewer water as affected by the crop season. Results of the study revealed that the various soil properties and plant nutrients of the crops viz., sorghum and soybean highly influenced by the 40 years continuous application of the sewer water. Similarly, the crop season (Kharif, September-October and Rabi, March-May) also influenced the various soil properties and nutrient contents of both the crops. A higher amount of the pH, EC, organic carbon, calcium carbonate, CEC, N and P was found in Rabi season, while the values of bulk density, exchangeable K and Sulphur were found more in Kharif season. The higher amount of N, P and S was found in the grain of sorghum and soybean crops, while higher amount of the K was found in the straw of sorghum and soybean crop.

Keywords: Sorghum, Soybean, Vertisols, Soil properties, Plant nutrient content, reclaimed sewer water