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: 307

Table of Content: January 2011; 2(1)

January 2011

The physical and chemical characteristics of soils of Northern Kenya Aridlands: Opportunity for sustainable agricultural production

Biophysical characterization was carried out in the mountain and oasis areas within the Northern Kenya Arid Lands with a view of identifying, soil constraints and opportunities for sustainable agricultural production in the area. The soil aspects were studied through desk-top analysis of the existing databases and collection of secondary data at regional scale, site evaluation surveys at site level and detailed soil...

Author(s): E. M. Muya, S. Obanyi, M. Ngutu, I. V. Sijali, M. Okoti, P. M. Maingi and H. Bulle

January 2011

Comparative study of different organic manures and NPK fertilizer for improvement of soil chemical properties and dry matter yield of maize in two different soils

A pot experiment was conducted to compare different organic manures with NPK fertilizer for improvement of chemical properties of acid soil from farmer’s field in coastal area of Epe and nutrient depleted soil from research field of Institute of Agricultural Research and Training, Moor Plantation, Ibadan. Maize was planted for 12 weeks and dry matter yield was determined. Results showed that application of 5...

Author(s): Adeniyan O. N., Ojo A. O., Akinbode, O. A. and Adediran J. A.

January 2011

The effects of soil density on the vegetation of the Umfolozi catchment in South Africa

The effects of soil compaction on plant productivity were studied in the dry season of September 2008 in Umfolozi catchment, South Africa. This study used 10 paired plots each measuring 20 x 20 m and 1 x 1 m quadrats randomly located within the study plots in both degraded and undegraded sites. Soil samples were collected on the outer edge of the quadrats within the study plots. Soil moisture (%) in the soil samples...

Author(s): Clifford Tafangenyasha, Amos T. Mthembu, Hector Chikoore, Nothile Ndimande, Sifiso Xulu and Nonkululeko Gcwensa

January 2011

The importance of Turkish hazelnut trace and heavy metal contents for human nutrition

The trace and heavy metal concentration of eighteen different varieties of hazelnut were studied for variety and geographical region discussed for human nutrition and health. These results showed that average Al, As, B, Cr, Co, Cd, Cu, Fe, Mn, Mo, Ni, Se, Pb, and Zn  concentrations in the varieties varied in the following ranges 0.91-9.74, 0.02-0.27, 14.60-29.90, 0.02-0.04, 0.07-0.61, 0.01-0.03, 13.76-21.71,...

Author(s): Faruk Özkutlu Yusuf Ziya DoÄŸru Nedim Özenç Gizem Yazici Metin Turan and Fatih Akçay