Effects of land use on some structural properties of an Ultisol in south-eastern Nigeria
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Department of Soil Science, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria
Acceptance date: 2001-08-07
Int. Agrophys. 2001, 15(4): 237–241
Four land use practices were investigated for their differences in soil structural properties. The land use types are native forest, grassland, oil palm/cocoyam and arable land. Structural parameters as bulk density, total porosity, water stable aggregates (WSA)> 0.25 mm, volumetric moisture content at field capacity (FC) and organic matter content. Structural properties which are affected by land use are total porosity, bulk density, and organic matter.