International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications

IJSRP, Volume 7, Issue 8, August 2017 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]


Particle Size Distribution, Reactivity, Organic Matter and Exchange Properties of Soils from Different Parent Materials in Abia State, Southeastern Nigeria
      Paul C. Oguike and Stanislaus NdifrekeUdo
Abstract: Soils derived from different parent materials (PM) exhibit variations in their properties. In AbiaState, soils formed from four contrasting PM were studied to provide information on the variations in their physico-chemical properties. The parent materials were shale (SH), alluvium (AL), coastal plain sands (CPS) and sandstone (SS). From each PM location, eight soil auger samples were randomly collected at 0-20 and 20-40 cm depths totaling 32 soil auger samples from all four PM. Standard procedurewas used in the laboratory analysis. SPSS version 20 package was used for statistical analysis. Analysis of variance (ANOVA) for a randomized complete block design was performed to evaluate the influence of PM on soil properties. Correlation analysis was used to determine relationship among soil properties.

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Paul C. Oguike and Stanislaus NdifrekeUdo (2017); Particle Size Distribution, Reactivity, Organic Matter and Exchange Properties of Soils from Different Parent Materials in Abia State, Southeastern Nigeria; Int J Sci Res Publ 7(8) (ISSN: 2250-3153). http://www.ijsrp.org/research-paper-0817.php?rp=P686707
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