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A study of Macronutrients in Soils of different Places around Indore, MP, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Govt. Holkar Science College, Indore, MP, INDIA

Res.J.chem.sci., Volume 5, Issue (3), Pages 53-56, March,18 (2015)


Plants require C, H and O which are extracted from air and water, besides these macronutrients are consumed in large quantities for plant growth and survival. Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium are the primary macronutrients required for plant growth. Nitrogen is Necessary for formation of amino acids, for plants cell division, vital for plant growth, directly involved in photosynthesis, effects energy reactions of the plants. Phosphorus is used for photosynthesis, respiration, energy storage, cell division, early root formation and growth, vital to seed formation. Potassium is required for carbohydrate metabolism, fruit formation, improves quality of seeds and fruit and increases disease resistance. In the last few decades soil analysis and study of macronutrient level has become an important topic of research to determine pH and primary macronutrients. In the present study soil analysis was done around Indore on soil of forest, garden, barren land, farm of wheat and cemented frame making industry. It was observed that these macronutrients levels are comparatively low in cemented industrial areas and the content is comparatively more in the forest area the results obtained are summarized.


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