Impact of land use and seasonal variations on soil ecosystem under arid environmental conditions

Authors

  • Rehmat Ullah, Khalid Saif Ullah Khan , Shehzada Munawar Mehdi , Ahmad Nadeem , Fareeha Habiab , Sobia Noor, and Muhammad Iqbal

Keywords:

Arid, Enzymatic activities, Mungbean, Soil microbial biomass, Wheat

Abstract

The experiments were carried out to evaluate dynamic trend of soil microbes in various seasons on
existing cropping patterns on sloppy arable lands of Kahuta area. For this purpose, a series of experiments were
initiated to monitor the soil biological status under wheatmaize and wheat-mungbean cropping patterns. From both
patterns, soil samples were taken in summer, winter, spring and autumn seasons. The results differed significantly for
soil microbial biomass carbon (SMBC), soil microbial biomass nitrogen (SMBN), soil microbial biomass
phosphorus (SMBP) in all seasons under wheat-maize and wheat-mungbean cropping patterns. Similarly, soil
enzymes, particularly soil dehydrogenase (SDH) and soil alkaline phosphatase (SAP) activated heterogeneously in
these sites throughout the year and had a significant

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Published

2023-06-05

How to Cite

Rehmat Ullah, Khalid Saif Ullah Khan , Shehzada Munawar Mehdi , Ahmad Nadeem , Fareeha Habiab , Sobia Noor, and Muhammad Iqbal. (2023). Impact of land use and seasonal variations on soil ecosystem under arid environmental conditions. JPAA, 5(3). Retrieved from https://ojs.aiou.edu.pk/index.php/jpaa/article/view/1118

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