Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/173
Title: Assessment of soil quality improvement under Teak and Albizia
Authors: Imoro, Ziblim Abukari
Tom-Dery, Damian
Arnold, Kingsley Kwadwo
Keywords: Tectona grandis,
Albizia lebbeck,
soil nutrients,
plantation
agro forestry
Issue Date: Apr-2012
Publisher: Journal of Soil Science and Environmental Management
Series/Report no.: Vol. 3(4);
Abstract: This study was conducted to assess the quality of soil in terms of soil nutrients and other physico-chemical properties under Tectona grandis and Albizia lebbeck plantations. Systematic sampling was used to collect soil samples diagonally at eight spots in each plantation and their adjacent non-tree fields as controls. The samples were collected from soil depth of 0 to 20 cm in both plantations and controls and analyzed for pH, % of Organic carbon (O-C), % of Nitrogen (N), available Phosphorus (P) and Bulk density (Db). The study revealed that the mean levels of N, O-C and P under the T. grandis plantation were higher than its control plot. However, there was no significant difference in the level of N except for the O-C and P. Also, the pH and Db under the T. grandis were lower than its control plot but there was no significant difference between them. There was significant difference in the levels of N, O-C and P under the A. lebbeck plantation and its control plot. The N, O-C and P were higher under the A. lebbeck plantation compared to its control plot. The pH and Db were lower under the A. lebbeck plantation compared to its control plot. However, the differences were not significant. In general, A. lebbeck added more N and O-C to the soil compared to T. grandis. Also, the T. grandis added more P to the soil when compared to the A. lebbeck; however, the difference was not significant. It is therefore, recommended that A. lebbeck and T. grandis should be used for agro forestry practices particularly, where the soil needs some level of improvement in nitrogen and phosphorus respectively.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/173
ISSN: 2141-2391
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Natural Resource and Environment

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
Assessment of soil quality improvement under Teak and Albizia.pdf156.65 kBAdobe PDFView/Open


Items in UDSspace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.