An Insight into Soil Science for Competitive Examinations

by Dr. T. Prabhakar ReddyDr. D. Vijaya LakshmiDr. Ch. Aruna Kumari
₹ 600
ISBN Number : 978 - 1- 73037 - 676 - 4

Dr. T. Prabhakar Reddy

MS.c. (Ag.) Ph.D, Scientist (Soil Science) Regional Sugarcane and Rice Research Station, Rudrur, Nizamabad, Telangana Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University


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Dr. D. Vijaya Lakshmi

MS.c. (Ag.), Ph.D, Research Associate (Crop Production) Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Rudrur, Nizamabad, Telangana Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University


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Dr. Ch. Aruna Kumari

MS.c. (Ag.), Ph.D Assistant Professor (Plant Physiology) Agriculture College, Jagtial, Telangana Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University 1


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Book Overview

Soil Science is an important branch of Agriculture which deals with studies of different areas like soil physics, soil chemistry, soil fertility and plant nutrition, soil biology and biochemistry, soil survey, genesis and classification, soil mineralogy, soil conservation etc. It is therefore essential that this valuable natural resource is understood and conserved properly for sustained Agricultural production. Concept of Soil: The term "Soil" is derived from the Latin word "Solum" means "floor/ground". To an agriculturist soil is a natural medium for plant growth. It is the mother–earth that provides him livelihood and the means to survive. Soil is a upper layer of earth crust in which plants grow. Spheres of Earth Geographically earth constitutes of three spheres corresponding to three states of matter (Solid, Liquid & Gas) which constitute the earth.