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This study compared soil properties and quality under five different farm practices in a part of the southwest Nigeria. The study indicated that fewer soil properties accounted for more percentage change in total variance at the fallow and mono-cropping plots than at the forest, crop rotation and alley farming systems. It also showed that soils under fallow and mono-cropping systems exhibited the lowest quality values among the farm practices system studied. The study recommends improved soil management approaches in plots under mono-cropping practices, and extensive soil recovery programmes for fallow lands.

About the Authors

Eludoyin Adebayo Oluwole
Department of Geography, Obafemi Awolowo University.
Russian Federation

Yetunde Mary Adelere
nstitute of Ecology and Environmental Studies, Obafemi Awolowo University.
Russian Federation

Olusegun Olufemi Awotoye
Department of Crop Protection and Environmental Biology, Obafemi Awolowo University.


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