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District

 

Year

 

No. of samples

 

                  % samples deficient

Zn

Cu

Fe

Mn

Ludhiana

 

1970

1730

56

-

-

2

1988

200

12

2

1

5

2004

-

7

2

7

22

Jalandhar

 

1977

742

45

6

0

0

1998

100

14

0

13

39 

Sangrur

 

1977

360

71

4

7

0

2000

100

14

0

18

35

Patiala

1980

-

23

1

4

2

2004

-

12

1

5

5

Gurdaspur

1982

-

52

2

2

1

2000

-

42

1

1

5

RopupNagar

 

1980

500

52

0

0

0

1994

126

8

0

6

9

Kapurthala*

 

1983

-

45

1

4

0

1992

-

15

0

8

Amritsar

1984

-

47

0

0

0

2004

-

36

0.5

4

5

Hoshairpur*

 

1985

-

59

-

13

6

2004

-

31

6

24

25

Mukatsar

1992

-

70

2

61

7

2004

-

37

5

31

8

 

**      Nayyar V.K, Takkar P N., Bansal  R. L., Singh S.P., Kaur N. P ands Sadana U. S., (1996), Micronutrients in soils and crops of Punjab, Research Bulletin, Dept of Soils, PAU, Ludhiana


Source: Department of Soils, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana / Bajwa M..S., Strategies for Agricultural research and development, Future of agriculture in Punjab, PP: 116-225 and Tiwana et. al. , 2004 as cited in SoE, Punjab-2007