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Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 2001 | Volume: 1 | Issue: 3 | Page No.: 129-131
DOI: 10.3923/jbs.2001.129.131
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Soil Fertility Status of Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad, Pakistan

Sohail Jamil Qureshi, Ghulam Abbas and Sofia Bano

A study was conducted to investigate the soil fertility status of Quaid -I- Azam University Campus Islamabad for the provision of guidelines to researchers and farmers for better crop production. A total of thirty composite soil samples were collected, analyzed and classified for texture, soil pH, electrical conductivity (EC), organic matter, available phosphorus and potassium. Texture of the soil varied, sandy loam (10%), loam (47%), and clay loam (43%). The pH values ranged between 6.9-8.5.Out of total all soil samples were normal with no hazard of salinity. Organic matter was deficient or poor in 93% samples and satisfactory in 7% samples. Available phosphorus was poor in 77% samples, satisfactory in 3% samples and adequate in 20% samples. In available potassium 60% soils in Quaid -I- Azam University have satisfactory level and 40% samples fall in adequate level. Fertilizer recommendations were advised according to soil condition and fertility status of the soil.
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How to cite this article:

Sohail Jamil Qureshi, Ghulam Abbas and Sofia Bano, 2001. Soil Fertility Status of Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad, Pakistan. Journal of Biological Sciences, 1: 129-131.

DOI: 10.3923/jbs.2001.129.131






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