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  • J Environ Anal Chem 2018 5: 239,
  • DOI: 10.4172/2380-2391.1000239

Assessment of Organic Carbon and Available Nitrogen in the Soil of Some Selected Farmlands Located at Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Adamawa State, Nigeria

Abraham Emmanuel1, Louis Hitler2,3*, Akakuru Ozioma Udochukwu3, Adeola Oluwakemi Ayoola2, Timothy Fidelis Tizhe4, Amos Pigweh Isa5, Banu Hannah Danjuma5 and IIu Dzarma1
1Department of Soil Science, School of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology, Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria
2CAS Key Laboratory for Nanosystem and Hierarchical Fabrication, CAS Centre for Excellence in Nanoscience, National Centre for Nanoscience and Technology, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, 100191 Beijing, China
3Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry, School of Physical Sciences, University of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria
4Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, , 100191 Beijing, China
5Department of Chemistry, School of Physical Sciences, Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria
*Corresponding Author : Louis Hitler, CAS Key Laboratory for Nanosystem and Hierarchical Fabrication, CAS Centre for Excellence in Nanoscience, National Centre for Nanoscience and Technology, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, 100191 Beijing, China, Tel: +8615001075832, Email: [email protected]

Received Date: Apr 12, 2018 / Accepted Date: Apr 23, 2018 / Published Date: Apr 27, 2018

Abstract

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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