Effect of difference sources and levels of lime application on yield, nutrient availability and uptake of rice in acidic soils

  • M David Israel Mansingh
  • S Suresh


Soil acidity is an important agricultural problem while evaluating the production potential of most of the crops. A field experiment was conducted in farmers field at Gananadhasapuram village of Thovalaitaluk (strongly acidic soil) and Andarkulam village of Agastheswaramtaluk (moderately acidic soil) during Pishanam (Oct-Feb) and late Pishanam (Nov–Mar) season of 2017-2018 respectively, in the high rainfall zone to study the effect of different source and levels of lime on yield of rice and soil properties. Liming materials viz., dolomite and calcite were tried at different levels along with recommended fertilizers + ZnSO4. The experiment was conducted in RBD. The results of the experiment revealed that significantly higher grain (7.09 and 7.40 t ha-1) and straw (10.3 and 10.5 t ha-1) yield of rice were recorded with the application of dolomite @ 0.75 LR (6.36 t ha-1) (T7) and @ 0.50 LR (1.6 t ha-1) (T5) respectively in the strongly and moderately acidic soils along with recommended dose of fertilizers during pishanam and late pishanam seasons. Similarly, higher nutrient uptake was recorded in treatment T7 and T5 respectively both seasons as compared to other treatments. The soil pH, EC, available NPK, exchangeable Ca, Mg and DTPA extractable Zn, Cu were increased and the DTPA extractable Fe and Mn were decreased upon lime application irrespective of the sources. The economics of various treatments revealed that, the highest B:C ratio (1.86 and 2.56) was recorded with the application of dolomite @ 0.75 LR (6.36 t ha1) (T7) and @ 0.50 LR (1.6 t ha-1) (T5) along with recommended dose of fertilizers in the strongly and moderately acidic soils respectively during pishanam and late pishanam seasons. The study clearly indicated that in strongly acidic soils, the application of dolomite @ 0.75 LR (6.36 t ha-1) (T7) and in moderately acidic soils, dolomite @ 0.50 LR (1.6 t ha-1) (T5) along with recommended dose of fertilizers and ZnSO4 is found to be the best for getting higher yield and higher returns per rupee invested under rice cultivation.


Download data is not yet available.


liming and forms of nitrogen fertilizer on established grassland. The Journal of Agricultural Science, 106(3): 509-513.
Anila M. 2014. Relative efficiency of Ameliorants on rice productivity in lateritic soils of Kerala. College of Horticulture, Vellanikkara,
Attanandana T & Vacharotayan S. 1986. Acid Sulfate Soils: Their Characteristics, Genesis, Amelioration and Utilization (Problem Soils in Southeast Asia).
Bishnoi S, Tripathi B & Sharma P. 1988. Studies on liming of acid soils of Himachal Pradesh. Journal of the Indian Society of Soil Science, 36(2): 257-263.
Buni A. 2015. Effects of liming acidic soils on improving soil properties and yield of haricot bean. Journal of Environmental and Analytical Toxicology, 5(1): 1.
Caires E, Garbuio F, Churka S, Barth G & Corrêa J. 2008. Effects of soil acidity amelioration by surface liming on no-till corn, soybean, and wheat root growth and yield. European Journal of Agronomy, 28(1): 57-64.
Chang SC & Sung JM. 2004. Nutrient uptake and yield responses of peanuts and rice to lime and fused magnesium phosphate in an acid soil. Field Crop Research, 89(3): 319-325.
Fageria N & Baligar V. 2008. Ameliorating soil acidity of tropical Oxisols by liming for sustainable crop production. Advances in agronomy, 99: 345-399.
Gomez KA & Gomez AA. 2010. Statistical Procedures for Agricultural Research. 2nd Edn. John Wiley and Sons, NewYork. p. 680.
Halim A, Siddique M, Sarker BC, Islam MJ, Hossain MF & Kamaruzzaman M. 2014. Assessment of Nutrient Dynamics Affected By Different Levels of Lime in a Mungbean Field of the Old Himalayan Piedmont Soil in Bangladesh. Journal of Agriculture and Veterinary Science, 7: 101-112.
Hausenbuiller R. 1972. Soil science. William C. In: Brown Company Publishers, Dubuque, IA.
Haynes R. 1982. Effects of liming on phosphate availability in acid soils. Plant and soil, 68(3): 289-308.
Humphries E. 1956. Mineral components and ash analysis. In Moderne Methoden der Pflanzenanalyse/Modern Methods of Plant Analysis (pp. 468-502): Springer.
Hunter D & Yapa L. 1996. Comparative Effects of Lime, Green Manure and NPK Fertilizer on Soil Acidity and Maize Growth On An Acid Oxisol from Western Samoa. Journal of South Pacific Agriculture, 3: 15-20.
Jackson M. 1973. Methods of chemical analysis. In: Prentice Hall of India (Pvt.) Ltd., New Delhi.
Kihanda F, Wood M & O'Neill M. 1999. Effect of lime, farmyard manure and np fertilizers on maize yield and soil chemical characteristics in an ando-humic nitosol of Central Kenya. Maize Production Technology for the Future: Challenges and Opportunities. Proceedings of the Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Maize Conference, 6: 21-25.
Kumar R. 2015. Influence of mulching, liming and farm yard manures on production potential, economics and quality of maize (Zea mays L.) under rainfed condition of Eastern Himalaya. Bangladesh Journal of Botany, 44(3): 391-398.
Lindsay WL & Norvell WA. 1978. Development of a DTPA Soil Test for Zinc, Iron, Manganese, and Copper 1. Soil Science Society of America Journal, 42(3): 421-428.
Manoj-Kumar S, Hazarika B, Choudhury T, Verma B & Bordoloi L. 2012. Liming and integrated nutrient management for enhancing maize productivity on acidic soils of northeast India. Indian Journal of Hill Farming, 25(1): 35-37.
Moreira A, Heinrichs R & Freitas ARD. 2008. Phosphorus and magnesium ratio on soil fertility, nutritional status, and yield of alfalfa. Revista Brasileira de Zootecnia, 37(6): 984-989.
Muse JK & Mitchell CC. 1995. Paper mill boiler ash and lime by-products as soil liming materials. Agronomy Journal, 87(3): 432-438.
Osundwa M, Okalebo J, Ngetich W, Ochuodho J, Othieno C, Langat B & Omenyo V. 2013. Influence of agricultural lime on soil properties and wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) yield on acidic soils of Uasin Gishu County, Kenya. American Journal of Experimental Agriculture, 3(4): 806.
Oya K, Kinjo N & Shimo M. 1990. The improving effect of several liming materials on the growth and nutrient uptake of Rhodes grass. Science Bulletin of the College of Agriculture, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, (37): 7-17.
Panda N. 1979. Fertilizer management in acid soils for increased efficiency. Fertilizer News, 24: 75-83.
Patil P & Ananthanarayana R. 1989. Effect of lime level as indicated by different methods on soil properties. Karnataka Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 2: 273-380.
Piper CS. 1966. Soil and plant analysis: Hans Publishers; Bombay.
Ranjit R, Dasog G & Patil P. 2007. Effect of lime and phosphorus levels on nutrient uptake by groundnut genotypes in acid soils of coastal agro eco system of Karnataka. Karnataka Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 20(3): 631-633
Shoemaker H, McLean E & Pratt P. 1961. Buffer methods for determining lime requirement of soils with appreciable amounts of extractable aluminum. Soil Science Society of America Journal, 25(4): 274-277.
Singh Y, Dhar D & Agarwal B. 2011. Influence of organic nutrient management on Basmati rice (Oryza sativa)–wheat (Triticum aestivum)–greengrsam (Vigna radiata) cropping system. Indian Journal of Agronomy, 56(3): 169-175.
Stanford G & English L. 1949. Use of the flame photometer in rapid soil tests for K and Ca. Agronomy Journal, 41(9): 446-447.
Subbiah B & Asija G. 1956. A rapid method for the estimation of nitrogen in soil. Current Science, 26: 259-260.
Viswanatha shetty Y, Ravi NC, Ganapathi Vageesh TS, Dinesh Kumar M & Prakash NB. 2012. Effect of different liming materials on productivity of maize (Zea mays L.) and related changes in properties of acid soil. Paper presented at the 8th PSILPH, UAS,Bangalore.
Walkley A & Black IA. 1934. An examination of the Degtjareff method for determining soil organic matter, and a proposed modification of the chromic acid titration method. Soil Science, 37(1): 29-38.
How to Cite
DAVID ISRAEL MANSINGH, M; SURESH, S. Effect of difference sources and levels of lime application on yield, nutrient availability and uptake of rice in acidic soils. Journal of Agriculture and Ecology, [S.l.], v. 7, p. 73-87, june 2019. ISSN 2456-9410. Available at: <http://journals.saaer.org.in/index.php/jae/article/view/205>. Date accessed: 23 aug. 2019.
Liming, Rice, Nutrients, Yield, B: C ratio