Article Number: DRJAFS83491003


ISSN: 2354-4147

Vol.7 (12), pp. 350-355 December 2019

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Original Research Article

Fertility status of some irrigated soils under constant irrigation (a case study of Mashamari Area of Jere Local Government Borno State Nigeria)

*Bunu, A.

Kyari, Z.

Modu, K. A.

Dalorima, T. L.


A study was conducted to assess some parameters on the soil of Mashamari Area of Jere Local Government Borno State Nigeria. These include soil pH, organic matter (OM), Base saturation, total nitrogen, availability of phosphorus, exchangeable cation, cation exchange capacity (CEC), total sodium, magnesium, potassium. The study area is Mashamari Shukari after Mohamet Lawan College of Agriculture Maiduguri, the physical and chemical properties of these soils were evaluated in the University of Maiduguri Laboratory and the result obtained was compared with their respective standard FAO (2004). The textural composition of the soil ranged from loam to sandy loam. The pH ranged from slightly moderate to slightly acid in some locations. The organic matter was very low in all the study areas. The availability of phosphorus was very low in all the locations. Total nitrogen was predominantly very low. It is recommended that soil conservation practice should be intensified in these areas. The practice should include the use of organic manure, such as cow dung and poultry droppings for the fertilization of the fragile low fertility soil. There should also be a program for monitoring the fertility status of the soil at least five years from the time the soil is first cultivated.

Keywords: Fertility, irrigation, soil

 Received: November 30, 2019  Accepted: December 17, 2019  Published: December 30, 2019

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