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Selected Physical and Chemical Properties of Soils in Mokwa, Doko and Edozhigi Areas of Niger State, Nigeria
Mohammed Tetengi*, Lawal A. Baba, Panti A. Abdulwahab and Isah Saba
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An assessment was conducted
on the selected physical and chemical properties of soils along toposequences
in Mokwa, Edozhigi and Doko areas of Niger state. Three profile pits were dug
at the upper, middle and lower slope positions, at each of the selected study
locations. The soils were described for their physical and chemical properties.
All soil samples collected from identified genetic horizons were analyzed in
the laboratory using standard laboratory procedures. The results revealed that
the soils were predominantly clay in texture, ranging from 0.08 to 1.61 mgm-3.
The soil pH was slightly acidic to alkaline in reaction (pH range 6.68-7.69).
The organic carbon and total nitrogen were low with values ranging from 5.53-10.9
and 0.62-1.23gkg respectively, while available phosphorus was generally low. It
is recommended that, the incorporation of crop residue, addition of organic
manure and provision of adequate drainage will improve the physical and
chemical properties of the soil, which will in turn enhances suitable crop
production. Keywords: Assessment, Profile,
Selected, Sustainable, Toposequence.
An assessment was conducted on the selected physical and chemical properties of soils along toposequences in Mokwa, Edozhigi and Doko areas of Niger state. Three profile pits were dug at the upper, middle and lower slope positions, at each of the selected study locations. The soils were described for their physical and chemical properties. All soil samples collected from identified genetic horizons were analyzed in the laboratory using standard laboratory procedures. The results revealed that the soils were predominantly clay in texture, ranging from 0.08 to 1.61 mgm-3. The soil pH was slightly acidic to alkaline in reaction (pH range 6.68-7.69). The organic carbon and total nitrogen were low with values ranging from 5.53-10.9 and 0.62-1.23gkg respectively, while available phosphorus was generally low. It is recommended that, the incorporation of crop residue, addition of organic manure and provision of adequate drainage will improve the physical and chemical properties of the soil, which will in turn enhances suitable crop production.
Keywords: Assessment, Profile, Selected, Sustainable, Toposequence.
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Mohammed, T., Lawal, A. B., Panti, A. A. & Isah, S. (2022). Selected Physical and Chemical Properties of Soils in Mokwa, Doko and Edozhigi Areas of Niger State, Nigeria. Journal of Research in Science and Technology, 3(1), 1-7.
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