OBSERVATION OF PHYSICO-CHEMICAL PARAMETERS OF SOIL FROM ERODE CANAL IN ERODE DISTRICT, TAMIL NADU, INDIAV. SENTHIL KUMAR, HARESH M. PANDYA, V.A. VIJAYAGEETHA, V.N. JANAKARAJAN AND V.N. RAJAGURU
Soil, which constitutes a significant portion of the earthâs surface, serves as a source of food for a wide variety of living organisms. The soil provides a source of nutrient and support for plants. Soil physico-chemical parameters serves as a fundamental tool for assessing the status of the soil and also serves as the foundation for biological activity. In this research article, we have analysed the physico-chemical parameters of soil samples, collected from nine different locations along the Erode canal. From the result of physico-chemical investigations, we could able to find the nutrients present in the soil. The soil samples were found to be neutral to alkaline in nature. In our observations, there is a variation in physico-chemical parameters like pH, EC, Temperature, Manganese, Potassium, Phosphorous, Iron etc., was observed. There is a change in yhe level of Manganese, Potassium and Iron was noticed. The nature of the soil was found to be of the sandy clay type.