Analysis of microelements in the forest soil of themahadevpur reserve forests of karimnagar east division, karimnagar district, telangana, India

Author(s): T.Karunakar1,A.Ashok, M.Venkateshwarlu, E.Ayshwarya,T.Ugandhar

Mineral elements that are needed by plants in only trace amounts are known as micro-elements or micro-metals or trace elements or micro-nutrients. These elements are as important to the plantÂÂ’s health as macro-elements, but needed in lower quantities. Many of the microelements are enzyme co-factors, which are easily supplied to the plants through the soil. These microelements are Iron (Fe), Copper (Cu), Manganese (Mn), Boron (B), Molybdenum (Mo), Zink (Zn) and Chlorine (Cl). The forest ecosystems are dominant ecosystems in the sheltered tropical forests of Mahadevpur Reserve Forests of Karimnagar East Division, Karimnagar District of Telangana, India. The various bio-geo-chemical processes that the trace elements undergo during their residence times in the forest ecosystem, ultimately determine their distribution in the forest environment. Different factors such as sediment characteristics, grain size, distribution, mineral composition and organic content may control the partitioning and also the bioavailability of the microelements in the soil. In the present studies, it provides the information on the distribution of trace metals in the forest ecosystem of Mahadepur Reserve Forests in relation with the sediment organic carbon and their texture. Bimonthly collections of soil sediments are made from January 2014 to June 2014. Hydrographical parameters such as pH, salinity and dissolved oxygen were noted. The oven dried samples were subjected to the textural study by sieving and pipette method followed the Krumbein Pettijohn were analyzed and determined the microelements.

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