Burning Effects on Soil Properties and Growth of Maize

Burning Effects on Soil Properties and Growth of Maize

in the dry subhumid Savanna zone of Nigeria

LAP Lambert Academic Publishing ( 2012-09-08 )

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This study was undertaken to assess the effects of burning on the physico-chemical properties of soil and maize growth in the dry sub-humid savanna zone of Nigeria. Surface composite soil samples (0-15cm) were collected from both upland and lowland areas of Bauchi, Gombe and Kano states from un-burnt, lightly-burnt and intensely-burnt sites in farmers’ farms at land preparation of the 2007/2008 cropping season and analysed in the laboratory, while part of the bulk soil samples were saved for a pot experiment in the screen-house to determine the effect on maize growth. Data collected were analysed using the SAS statistical software to test for significant differences at 5% level of significance. Findings from this research reveal that burning causes reduction in the fertility status of the soil and prolongs the period for maize growth within the dry sub-humid savanna region of Nigeria.

Book Details:

ISBN-13:

978-3-659-23045-5

ISBN-10:

3659230456

EAN:

9783659230455

Book language:

English

By (author) :

Salihu Ahmad Pantami

Number of pages:

104

Published on:

2012-09-08

Category:

Agriculture, horticulture, forestry, fishery, nutrition