Best Viewed in Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome

Midlands Soils of Red Sandy Soils in Karnataka

PrintPrintSend to friendSend to friend

1. Midlands soils of  red sandy Soils occur on gently sloping midlands in gneissic complex region. These are deep to very deep, reddish brown to dark reddish brown, loamy sand to sandy loam or sandy clay loam on the surface with sandy clay to gravelly clay in the sub¬surface horizon with well developed argillic (clay rich) horizon.

2. They are neutral to acidic in reaction and low to medium in cation exchange capacity and base saturation with medium to high water holding capacity.

3. The clay is dominated with Kaolinite and hydrous oxides of iron and aluminium. The soils are well drained with moderate permeability. These soils are classified under the order Alfisols with sub-order Ustalfs.

4. The yields obtained on these soils are generally good when moisture is not limiting. They also respond well to irrigation, manuring and other management practices. Adequate soil and moisture conservation measures and adoption of package of practices are recommended to obtain sustained high yields.

File Courtesy: 
ZARS, Mandya
Copy rights | Disclaimer | RKMP Policies