International Journal of Environmental Sciences

Volume 3 Issue 1 2012- July 2012        Pages: 224- 232            <<Previous    Next>>

Study of physico-chemical characteristics of industrial zone soil - A case study of Mysore city, Karnataka, India

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Shivakumar D, Srikantaswamy S
Department of Studies in Environmental science, University of Mysore,
Manasagangothri, Mysore-570006, India


Soil is a very important material for plants and as well as animals and humans for their activity. It is very essential to determine the soil characteristics to know the soil quality. Here in our study soil sample of industrial area of Mysore city have been analysed for monsoon, post monsoon and pre monsoon seasons of 2011-12. The pH showed a range of 6.5 to 7.6, EC ranges from 75 to 88µs/cm. Sodium 1.7 to 7.6mg/kg, Potassium 3.1 to 17mg/kg and calcium and magnesium ranges from90 to 262mg/kg and 36 to 376mg/kg respectively. It is clearly indicated that monsoon season soil sample has lower value than Pre monsoon and Post monsoon season soil samples.

Keywords: Industry, Soil, Mysore, Organic carbon, Organic matter, Fertility.

DOI: 10.6088/ijes.2012030131023

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