ZINC CONTENT IN SOILS OF PLATEAU STATE COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE GARKAWA FARM.

Authors

  • Mamzing, D
  • Dalokom, D. Y
  • Damiyal, D. M
  • Mashat, I. M
  • Zarmai, D. U.

Keywords:

zinc, content, soils

Abstract

An investigation on the content of zinc at college of Agriculture Garkawa Farm in Northern Guinea savannah of Nigeria was carried out in April, 2022. A total of sixty (60) composite soil samples were collected from 0-15cm 30-45cm and 45-60cm depths of purposively selected representative locations in the study area and analyzed according to the pedogenic horizons using standard procedures. Particle size distribution of the soils showed sandy loam texture; soil pH was strongly acidic with a mean of 4.93; exchangeable bases (Ca, Na, Mg and K) were observed to be medium and in some cases high and did not differ significantly (p>0.05). Low content values were observed for zinc with a mean of 5.4gkg-1 which did not differ significantly. The low value for zinc was due largely to soil conditions and unhealthy practices at the site. Growing zinc-rich crops and addition of organic manure like compost were recommended to fix zinc deficiency and increase the level.

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Published

2023-08-20

How to Cite

D, M. ., D. Y, D. ., D. M, D. ., I. M, M., & D. U., Z. . (2023). ZINC CONTENT IN SOILS OF PLATEAU STATE COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE GARKAWA FARM. BW Academic Journal, 5. Retrieved from https://bwjournal.org/index.php/bsjournal/article/view/1436

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