Journal of
Soil Science and Environmental Management

  • Abbreviation: J. Soil Sci. Environ. Manage.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2391
  • DOI: 10.5897/JSSEM
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 281

Table of Content: December 2012; 3(12)

December 2012

Growth of groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) on degraded isohyperthermic arenic kandiudult amended with Oyster shell in a university farm, Southeastern, Nigeria

We studied effect of 6 rates of ground oyster shell (GOS) on the growth characteristics of groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) in 2007 cropping season. It was a greenhouse experiment arranged in a completely randomized design (CRD) with 6 rates of 0, 250, 500, 750, 1000 and 1250 g/5 kg soil and replicated 4 times. Soil samples were subjected to routine laboratory analyses while growth measurements were also made on...

Author(s): E. U. Onweremadu, J. D. Njoku, B. O. A. Anene and C. Chikere-Njoku

December 2012

Spatial patterns and correlation of soil properties of a lowland soil

Soil water content (q), bulk density (rb) and associated properties greatly influence important soil and plant processes. A field experiment was carried out in Mococa, São Paulo, Brazil, in a lowland area with the objectives firstly, to assess the spatial variability of selected soil propertiesq, rb, total porosity and microporosity using classical and geostatistical techniques and secondly, to find out...

Author(s): Jerry Alfred Ngailo and Sidney Rosa Vieira

December 2012

Temporal evolution of the hydrodynamic behaviour of sandy deposits in the Sahelian part of Burkina Faso

Sahelian areas of Burkina Faso are confronted with various natural and anthropogenic processes that can lead to degraded areas where the vegetation is localized mainly in units called "sandy deposits”. Those deposits are subject to temporal dynamics that greatly impact their hydrodynamic behaviour; the initial drying crust evolves frequently to a drying crust in transition, and ultimately to an erosion crust...

Author(s): D. Niang, A. Mermoud, H. Yacouba and O. Ribolzi

December 2012

Soil physical properties during different development stage of fruit orchards

In the Mekong Delta (MD), fruit trees are usually grown on raised-beds to avoid submergence due to annual flooding. The soils are mostly alluvial and disarranged from the natural soils. The soil may be adversely impacted temporally, particularly with its physical properties. The study was conducted on 10 citrus plantations in Hau Giang province, MD, to illustrate if the covariance between clay content and age can be...

Author(s): Pham Van Quang, Per-Erik Jansson and Vo Thi Guong  

December 2012

Effect of zinc and phosphorus fertilizers application on yield and yield components of faba bean (Vicia faba L.) grown in calcaric cambisol of semi-arid northern Ethiopia

A pot experiment under greenhouse conditions to evaluate the effect of P and Zn nutrients on yield and yield components of faba bean (Vicia faba L. CS20DK) was conducted in P and Zn deficient alkaline soil at Mekelle Agricultural Research Center in 2009. A factorial combination of P and Zn fertilization with three levels of P (0, 30, and 60 kgPha-1) and with three levels of Zn (0, 15, and 25 kg Zn ha-1) was laid in...

Author(s): Yirga Weldua and Mitiku Haileb and Kiros Habtegebrielb