Andleeb Mushtaq Khan, D. Ram, J. A. Wani, Amal Saxena, S. A. Mir, N. A Bhat
A study was undertaken to characterize, classify and map the soil resources of Langate block of Kupwara district during 2017 using standard method of soil survey in order to assess their land capability. The entire area was surveyed and nine pedons were exposed on the basis of soil heterogeneity, vegetation, physiography, elevation, slope and soil colour. Site features and morphological characteristics were recorded on-spot and physico-chemical properties were determined in the laboratory. The soils were classified on taxonomical and land capability grounds. The soils were classified under Mollisol and Alfisol orders and finally up to subgroup level as per Keys to the Soil Taxonomy of USDA (2010). As per the Land Capability Classification, soils were classified into II, III and IV capability classes with limitations of slope, erosion, wetness etc. The results revealed that soils were good to moderately cultivable lands.
Land, soil survey, pedons, land capability, Langate
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Andleeb Mushtaq Khan, D. Ram, J. A. Wani, Amal Saxena, S. A. Mir, N. A Bhat. (2023) Land Capability Classification of Langate Block, Kupwara District, Kashmir. International Journal of Agricultural Science, 8, 13-19