Soil Science

Detailed Soil Survey of a Forest Pedosite at Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State, Nigeria: Okonkwo, Callistus I.


136 pages (30850 words) · Theses · 2 months ago

Land suitability of Soils of Coastal Plain Sands in Abia State for Mung Bean (Vigna radiata) Production:- Okechukwu, Tochukwu V.


The Coastal Plain Sands of Abia State spans from Umuahia North to Ugwunagbo Local Government Area, hence it was studied adopting the free soil survey approach. Data were obtained from the...

149 pages (37596 words) · Theses · 2 months ago

Reducing Food Losses Through Sustainable Methods Of Plant Disease Management: An Imperative For Actualization Of Food Security In Nigeria [Inaugural Lecture]


Plants not only sustain man and animals but also source of food for other organisms including microorganisms living in the ecosystem. Efforts of man is to subjugate plants and animals...

40 pages (11158 words) · Inaugural Lectures · 6 months ago

Crop Vampires: Strategies For Sustainable Management In Smallholder Farming System In Nigeria [Inaugural Lecture Series No. 11]


It is my singular honour and privilege to welcome you to this lecture. I am very much delighted and thankful to the Almighty God for this opportunity to deliver the 11th Inaugural...

26 pages (9353 words) · Inaugural Lectures · 6 months ago

Global Warming Potentials And Degradation Rate Assessment Of Soils Of Selected Flood Plains In Imo State



This study investigated the Global Warming Potentials (GWPs), degradation rate and erodibility status of soils of selected floodplains in Imo State. A target soil survey technique was...

274 pages (49698 words) · Dissertations · 6 months ago

Greedy Tropical Soils: Appeasing the Hungry Soils for Sustainable Food Production [26th Inaugural Lecture]


1.0 Preamble

2.0 Soils

2.1 Soil Composition

2.2 Importance of Soils

2.3 Soil Formation

2.4 Disciplines in Soil Science

2.5 Soil Classifications

2.6 Soil Minerals

2.7 Soil...

57 pages (12572 words) · Inaugural Lectures · 8 months ago

Evaluation Of Clay Mineralogy, Potassium Adsorption Dynamics And Kinetics In Soils Of Imo State, Nigeria



This study was carried out in Imo State, Southeastern Nigerian to investigate the effect of clay minerals from selected parent materials (Coastal plain sand, Alluvium, Imo Clay...

261 pages (42471 words) · Dissertations · 8 months ago

Land Capability, Degradation Status And Pedodiversity Of A Forest Pedosite At Michael Okpara University Of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State, Nigeria


A detailed soil survey of 1.8ha forest pedosite at Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike (MOUAU), Umuahia, Abia State, Nigeria, was conducted to evaluate land capability,...

40 pages (21163 words) · Theses · 9 months ago

Assessment Of Soil Quality Indices Of Three Land Use Types In An Ultisol, Ikot Ekpene Area, Akwa Ibom State


Soil quality indices of cultivated cassava/maize land (CML1) at AKADEP Centre, fallow land (FL2) at AKADEP Centre, and vegetable land use (VL3) at Nkap all in Ikot Ekpene LGA in Akwa Ibom...

64 pages (19319 words) · Theses · 9 months ago

SSA 212 Principle of Soil Science


2 pages (1386 words) · Exam Question Papers · 10 months ago

Ffect Of Biochar Rates On Some Soil Chemical Properties, Yield And Nutrient Content Of Sweet Potato (Ipomoea batatas L) In An Ultisol Of Umudike, Southeastern Nigeria


Incubation studies and field trial were carried out at the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike to evaluate the effect of biochar rates on some soil chemical properties, yield...

49 pages (21404 words) · Theses · 11 months ago

Spatial Analysis Of Soil Carbon Sequestration, Aggregation And Aggregate Stability Under Different Parent Materials And Land-Uses In Southern Nigeria


Spatial analysis of soil C sequestration, aggregation and aggregate stability under selected land use types and parent materials was carried out in some parts of Southern Nigeria....

1 page (106382 words) · Dissertations · 11 months ago

Role Of Extreme Rainfall Events In Formation Of Gully Erosion In Umuhute And Umuaroko-Ahiaeke, Umuahia North Local Government Area, Abia State


This study examined the role of extreme rainfall events in gully erosion formation at Umuhute/Umuaroko-Ahiaeke, Umuahia North Local Government Area, Abia State. The specific objectives...

46 pages (12497 words) · Projects · 1 year ago

Soil Characterization Of A Toposequence At Ikpa River Basin Ofakwa Ibom State, Nigeria.


Information on soil properties and distribution is critical for making decisions with regard to crop production and mitigating land degradations. This study was conducted to examine the...

43 pages (12609 words) · Projects · 1 year ago

Comparative Sorption Of Copper, Lead And Zinc By Selected Amendments In A Paleudult In Southeastern Nigeria.


Batch sorption and incubation experiments were carried out in the Soil Science Laboratory of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike (MOUAU) to evaluate the effect of cow dung,...

69 pages (23994 words) · Theses · 1 year ago

Detailed Soil Survey Of Michael Okpara Univeristy Of Agriculture Umudike Umuahia (Mouau Site (Phase I)


The ability to maximally harness the potential of any soil begins with a proper evaluation and correct classification of that soil. Soils have a variety of uses which include (but not...

101 pages (21345 words) · Projects · 1 year ago

Effect of Biochar on Soil Acidity, pH buffering capacity and Nutrient Status of an Ultisol planted to Cucumber (cucumis sativus l.) In Umudike, Southeastern Nigeria


Soil acidity has remained a major yield limiting factor for crop production worldwide, and in Umudike Southeastern Nigeria, where the soils are characterized by high acidity and low...

31 pages (21241 words) · Theses · 1 year ago

Land Capability And Soil Fertility Mapping For Enhanced Crop Production In Bende Area Of Abia State, Southeastern Nigeria.


A soil survey and fertility mapping of Okoko Item in Bende Local Government Area of Abia State,was carried out for efficient fertilizer use and crop production. The study was undertaken...

39 pages (16885 words) · Theses · 1 year ago

Soil Properties, Mineralogy And Distribution Of Phosphorus Forms In Swamp Rice Growing Soils Of Abia State, Nigeria


This study was conducted to determine the physical, chemical and mineralogical properties of soils as well as the distribution of` phosphorus (P) forms in soils supporting rice production...

25 pages (34629 words) · Theses · 1 year ago

Pedogenic Characterization And Evaluation Of Soils On Different Physiographic Terrains In Osisioma Ngwa, South Eastern Nigeria


Characterization, classification and evaluation of soils in Osisioma Ngwa, South Eastern Nigeria was carried out. A preliminary reconnaissance survey delineated the study area into...

29 pages (20874 words) · Theses · 1 year ago

The Effect Of Sesquioxides And Organic Carbon Content On Soil Structural Stability In Different Plantation Land Use In Edo State


The effect of sesquioxides and carbon content on soil structural stability was carried out on soil samples collected from four plantation land use systems (cocoa, coconut, oil palm and...

155 pages (45680 words) · Theses · 1 year ago

Effect Of Municipal Wastes On Some Selected Soil Properties, Heavy Metals And Micronutrients Content In Three Dumpsites In Abia State, Nigeria


This study was carried out to determine the effect of municipal waste disposal on some selected soil physical and chemical properties, heavy metals and micronutrient contents of the soil...

1 page (28601 words) · Theses · 1 year ago

Erodibility Potentials Of Soils Of Different Parent Materials Under Different Land Uses In Abia State, South Eastern, Nigeria


Erodibility potentials of soils of different parent materials under different land uses in Abia State, South Eastern Nigeria were studied. Soil samples were collected from four different...

137 pages (30944 words) · Theses · 1 year ago

Using Organic Inputs As Soil Amendment: The Effect On Soil Feritility, Potassium Forms, Growth And Yield Of Groundnut (Arachis hypogaea) In The Humid Tropics)


Lots of wastes are being generated on daily basis and recently, more emphasis is being laid on waste recycling. To verify the hypothesis of study, which stated that organic wastes,...

1 page (37206 words) · Theses · 1 year ago

Land Capability Classification, Fertility Mapping And Pedodiversity Of Soils Over Coastal Plain Sands Of Abia State, Nigeria


1 page (21677 words) · Theses · 1 year ago
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