IJSRP, Volume 8, Issue 4, April 2018 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Oguike, P. C. and Onwuka, B. M
Information about effects of different land use systems on soil moisture characteristics is crucial for efficient land management practices. This study was, therefore, conducted to evaluate the variations of soil moisture characteristics under different land use systems in Ubakala, Umuahia South Local Government Area, Abia State, Nigeria. The land use systems studied included cassava-cultivated land (CC), 4-year bush fallow land (4-BF) and forest land (FL). The research was superimposed on land use systems that were located nearby on soil with similar parent material. Undisturbed core and disturbed auger soil samples were randomly collected from three sampling points with three replications for each land use system at two varying depths (0-20 cm and 20-40 cm).