Subscribe Now Subscribe Today
Science Alert
 
Blue
   
Curve Top
International Journal of Soil Science
  Year: 2016 | Volume: 11 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 1-8
DOI: 10.3923/ijss.2016.1.8
 
Facebook Twitter Digg Reddit Linkedin StumbleUpon E-mail

Dynamics of Soil Physico-Chemical Properties in Area Closures at Hirna Watershed of West Hararghe Zone of Oromia Region, Ethiopia

Tizita Endale

Abstract:
The study was conducted at the Kirakufis and Rekatafura in Tulu district of Hirna watershed of West Hararghe zone, Oromiya regional state. The district is among areas highly affected by land degradation and soil nutrient depletion problem. Therefore, aims of the study were to assess the changes in selected soil physicochemical properties of the closure. Surface (0-20 cm) soil samples were collected from the experimental fields using stratified sampling technique. Data analyses were carried out using GLM with 3 replications. Accordingly, clay textures were dominantly observed at the closed areas where as sandy loam was in the open land. The ANOVA test indicated that there was significant different (p≤0.05) between closed area to open lands for all parameters, except available phosphorous. Based on this, it is possible to conclude that the establishment of area closures in the degraded lands is a viable option of soil physico-chemical properties improvement.
PDF Fulltext XML References Citation Report Citation
How to cite this article:

Tizita Endale , 2016. Dynamics of Soil Physico-Chemical Properties in Area Closures at Hirna Watershed of West Hararghe Zone of Oromia Region, Ethiopia. International Journal of Soil Science, 11: 1-8.

DOI: 10.3923/ijss.2016.1.8

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ijss.2016.1.8

COMMENT ON THIS PAPER
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Curve Bottom