Changes in the physico-chemical properties of soil under shifting cultivation with special reference to Karbi Anglong district of Assam
Singh, J.; Bora, I.P.; Baruah, A.
Indian Journal of Forestry 26(2): 116-122
The effect of shifting cultivation on changes in the physico-chemical properties of soils was studied in the jhum and nearby natural forest areas in Jilanso, Assam, India. The soil properties investigated were bulk density, texture, pH, hydraulic conductivity, organic carbon, total nitrogen, available phosphorus and exchangeable potassium, calcium and magnesium. Soil properties were compared at five different soil depths: 0-5 cm, 5-25 cm, 25-50 cm, 50-100 cm and 100+ cm.