Plant and Soil

, Volume 64, Issue 3, pp 427–429 | Cite as

Sterilisation of soil without affecting the humic components

  • Chandrika Varadachari
  • Aloke K. Barman
  • Amitabha Chattopadhyay
  • Kunal Ghosh
Short Communications

Summary

In order to overcome the difficulty in sterilising soils without affecting the nature and quantity of humic components in it, the Arnold method of sterilisation has been tried. Humic substances from the sterilised soil samples were compared with their corresponding counterparts from the non-sterilised samples. The data reveal that this method of sterilisation does not affect the humic components present in the soil.

Key words

Humic substances Soil sterilisation 

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© Martinus Nijhoff/Dr W. Junk Publishers 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Chandrika Varadachari
    • 1
  • Aloke K. Barman
    • 1
  • Amitabha Chattopadhyay
    • 1
  • Kunal Ghosh
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Agricultural Chemistry and Soil ScienceCalcutta UniversityCalcuttaIndia

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