IJSRP, Volume 7, Issue 9, September 2017 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Chikamnele T. Amanze, Paul C. Oguike and Roseta C. Eneje
Improper land use causes soil degradation with its resultant negative effects on agricultural production. A study was conducted at Ndume-Ibeku, in southeastern Nigeria to ascertain the variability in some physico-chemical properties ofUltisol under four differentland use types. Theland use types were continuously cultivated land (CC), forest land (FL), 1-year grass fallowland (GL1) and oil palm plantation (OP). The layout was a randomized complete block design (RCBD). Stratified random sampling method was applied by partitioning each landuse into three segments according to differencesin topography. Soil samples were randomly collected at 0-15cm depth within each segment and bulked to obtain a composite sample.