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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

Article Number - 61EED731A55F5  | Vol. 3(1), pp. 1-7, January 2022  | 
 Received: 10 November 2021 |  Accepted: 10 January 2022  |   Published: 31 January 2022

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Abstract

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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Authors

Mohammed, Tetengi1*, Lawal, A. Baba2, Panti, A. Abdulwahab3 and Isah, Saba1

1Department of Crop Production Technology, College of Agriculture Mokwa, Niger State, Nigeria.

2Department of Soil Science and Land Management, Federal University of Technology Minna, Nigeria.

3Department of Agric Education, Niger State College of Education Minna, Nigeria.

*Corresponding author E-mail: [email protected]

 

 

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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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