IJSRP, Volume 7, Issue 8, August 2017 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Paul C. Oguike and Stanislaus NdifrekeUdo
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.