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Status of molybdenum in soils of Palghar district of Maharashtra

S.S. Hadole, R.N. Katkar, P.A. Sarap, S.R. Lakhe, Shamna.K. Muhammed
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1Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry,<br />Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola-444 104, Maharashtra, India.
Cite article:- Hadole S.S., Katkar R.N., Sarap P.A., Lakhe S.R., Muhammed Shamna.K. (2019). Status of molybdenum in soils of Palghar district of Maharashtra. Indian Journal of Agricultural Research. 53(6): 737-740. doi: 10.18805/IJARe.A-5057.
The surface soil samples representing six tehsils were collected from Palghar district during 2015-16.  The available molybdenum content in soil varied from 0.01 to 0.65 mg Kg-1 with nutrient index value was found 1.93.  In Palghar district 30 percent soil samples were deficient in available molybdenum. However, positive significant correlation between available molybdenum with pH (r=+0.714**) whereas, significantly negative correlation with organic carbon content (r= -0.815**) was observed.  
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