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International Journal of Soil Science
  Year: 2007 | Volume: 2 | Issue: 4 | Page No.: 314-319
DOI: 10.3923/ijss.2007.314.319
 
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Physico-Chemical Properties and Fertility Status of Some Haplic Plinthaquults in Bauchi Local Government Area of Bauchi State, Nigeria

Shafi`u Mustapha

Abstract:
Studies were conducted to evaluate some physico-chemical properties of some fadama soils in Bauchi Local Government Area (LGA), Bauchi State, Nigeria. A total of fifty composite soils, comprising five each from the surface 0-15 and 15-30 cm depths were collected from each of fadama lands in Bayara, Luda, Liman Katagum, Zungur and Mun locations. The soil samples were analysed for some physico-chemical properties using standard procedures. Results obtained show that the soils were mostly clay-loams in texture and slightly acidic (mean pH in water = 5.55). The soils ranged from low in exchangeable acidity (0.17-0.48 cmol (+) kg-1) and electrical conductivity (0.02-0.18 dS m-1) to low-medium in total nitrogen (0.07-0.21 g kg-1), available phosphorus (3.6-15.2 mg kg-1) and organic carbon (1.78-12.97 g kg-1). The CEC (8.52-23.7 cmol (+) kg-1 was generally medium to high. The results also indicate that soil depth and location significantly (p = 0.05) influenced the silt and CEC distribution in the study area; which are, for now, free from salinity and sodicity problems. The application of organic matter, complimented by split application of inorganic fertilizers is recommended for sustainable crop production in the study areas.
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How to cite this article:

Shafi`u Mustapha , 2007. Physico-Chemical Properties and Fertility Status of Some Haplic Plinthaquults in Bauchi Local Government Area of Bauchi State, Nigeria . International Journal of Soil Science, 2: 314-319.

DOI: 10.3923/ijss.2007.314.319

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ijss.2007.314.319

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