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CHARACTERISTICS AND QUALITY Of SOILS UNDER SELECTED FARMING PRACTICES IN SOUTHWESTERN NIGERIA

https://doi.org/10.24057/2071-9388-2018-11-3-111-125

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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
Ile-Ife.


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


Olusegun Olufemi Awotoye
Department of Crop Protection and Environmental Biology, Obafemi Awolowo University.
Nigeria
Ile-Ife.


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Oluwole E., Adelere Y., Awotoye O. CHARACTERISTICS AND QUALITY Of SOILS UNDER SELECTED FARMING PRACTICES IN SOUTHWESTERN NIGERIA. GEOGRAPHY, ENVIRONMENT, SUSTAINABILITY. 2018;11(3):111-125. https://doi.org/10.24057/2071-9388-2018-11-3-111-125

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