Asian Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition <p><strong>Asian Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition (ISSN: 2456-9682)</strong> aims to publish high quality papers <a href="/index.php/AJSSPN/general-guideline-for-authors">(Click here for Types of paper)</a> in the field of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition. By not excluding papers based on novelty, this journal facilitates the research and wishes to publish papers as long as they are technically correct and scientifically motivated. The journal also encourages the submission of useful reports of negative results. This is a quality controlled, OPEN peer-reviewed, open-access INTERNATIONAL journal.</p> <p>This is an open-access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.</p> <p>Every issue will consist of a minimum of 5 papers. Each issue will be running, and all officially accepted manuscripts will be immediately published online. The state-of-the-art running issue concept gives authors the benefit of 'Zero Waiting Time' for the officially accepted manuscripts to be published. This journal is an international journal and its scope is not confined by the boundary of any country or region.</p> en-US (Asian Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition) (Asian Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition) Tue, 06 Dec 2022 12:43:11 +0000 OJS 60 Effect of Nitrogen Levels on Growth, Yield Attributes and Yield of Hybrid Varieties of Rice (Oryza sativa L.) <p>A field experiment was conducted to evaluate the effect of different Nitrogen levels on the yield performance of four rice hybrid in two consecutive Monsoon Season of 2020 and 2021. The experiment was conducted at Agronomy Research Farm, Acharya Narendra Deva University of Agriculture and Technology, Kumarganj Ayodhya (U.P.). The experiment was conducted in factorial randomized block design with three replication which comprised of 4 levels of nitrogen <em>viz.</em> 0% RDN, 50% RDN, 75% RDN and 100% RDN and 4 hybrid varieties <em>viz.</em> Arize-6444 Gold, Ankur-7576, 27P31 and Shahi-Dawat. Results revealed that significantly higher yield contributing characters and yield was obtained&nbsp; at 100% of RDN (150 kg N ha<sup>-1</sup>) which is at par with 75 % RDN (112 kg N ha<sup>-1</sup>) and significantly superior over 0% of RDN and 50% of RDN (75kg N ha<sup>-1</sup>). The growth parameters, yield attributes and yield were recorded significantly higher with Ankur-7576 variety except length of panicle (cm) and test weight (g). Ankur-7576 gave good response in low doses of nitrogenous fertilizer and showed good efficiency in utilization of available and applied nitrogen to the crop and best suitable for obtaining higher yield of hybrid rice.</p> Divya Singh, Atish Yadav, Ankur Tripathi, Subhendu Singh, Anil Kumar Singh ##submission.copyrightStatement## Tue, 06 Dec 2022 13:13:07 +0000 The Influence of the Invasive Plant Taraxacum officinale (FH Wigg) on Soil Characteristics <p>The study which was aimed at detecting the effects of the properties of <em>Taraxacum officinale</em> on the characteristics of the soils was carried out in a garden in Use Offot Community in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state using the purposive sampling method. The samples were collected at a depth of 0-30 cm from different points in the study area, and were bulked into one composite sample. Standard procedures were adopted in the analyses of the soil sample and the results of the analysis of the sample showed that the soil with <em>Taraxacum officinale</em> had a neutral soil pH (7.055) as against the control soil which had a slightly acidic pH (6.72). The organic carbon, total nitrogen and available phosphorus contents were 0.78 %, 0.04 %, and 87.04 mg/kg respectively.&nbsp; The average cation exchange capacity (3.25 cmol/kg) was low; also the soil texture of the samples were identified as loamy sand. These values revealed that <em>Taraxacum officinale </em>had effects on the physicochemical properties of the soil it grew on.</p> Anietie G. Ezekiel, Omodot T. Umoh, Adanma R. Nwachukwu, Augustine O. Oghenekevwe, Victoria E. Uyoh ##submission.copyrightStatement## Wed, 28 Dec 2022 00:00:00 +0000