Assessment of Organic Carbon and Available Nitrogen in the Soil of Some Selected Farmlands Located at Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Adamawa State, Nigeria
Received Date: Apr 12, 2018 / Accepted Date: Apr 23, 2018 / Published Date: Apr 27, 2018
The study was carried out to assess the Organic Carbon (OC) and available Nitrogen in the soils of the Teaching and Research Farmlands of Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Adamawa State, Nigeria. Soil samples were collected from three locations to make up nine composite samples at a depth of 0-20 cm and the soil samples were analyzed for particle size distribution, soil reaction (pH), Electrical Conductivity (EC), OC, available Nitrogen, available Phosphorus, exchangeable bases, and Total Exchangeable Acidity (TEA). The soil samples were slightly acidic with a pH mean of 6.26. The textural class of the soil samples varied from sandy loam to loamy and with sand ranging from 75.30-80.30%, silt 7.00-11.30% and clay 12.30-13.30%. The OC and organic matter were recorded low and moderate in the three locations. For sustainable crop production; good soil management practice such as crop rotation, addition of quality crop residue, Organic Manure (OM) and application of organic fertilizer is recommended.
Keywords: Nitrogen; Phosphorus; Soil; Fertilizer
Citation: Emmanuel A, Hitler L, Udochukwu AO, Ayoola AO, Tizhe TF, et al. (2018) Assessment of Organic Carbon and Available Nitrogen in the Soil of Some Selected Farmlands Located at Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Adamawa State, Nigeria. J Environ Anal Chem 5:239. Doi: 10.4172/2380-2391.1000239
Copyright: © 2018 Emmanuel A, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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