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International Journal of Agricultural Research
  Year: 2007 | Volume: 2 | Issue: 6 | Page No.: 552-558
DOI: 10.3923/ijar.2007.552.558
Spatial Variability of Soil Carbon in Floodplain Soils of Southeastern Nigeria
E.U. Onweremadu

Abstract:
Variability of soil carbon in 5 floodplain soils at landscape scales were studied. Transect technique was used in soil sampling at 0, 25, 50, 75 and 100 m sampling points. Results showed that some measured soil properties varied among floodplain soils although all locations belong to the rainforest agro-ecology. The Oa horizons accounted for the highest variability in thickness (CV = 26%) in some locations. There was significant variation in total soil carbon in 60% of the floodplain soils. It is concluded that intensive soil sampling from landscape delineations will provide more accurate and reliable representation of soil carbon for scaling at regional levels.
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E.U. Onweremadu , 2007. Spatial Variability of Soil Carbon in Floodplain Soils of Southeastern Nigeria . International Journal of Agricultural Research, 2: 552-558.

DOI: 10.3923/ijar.2007.552.558

URL: http://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ijar.2007.552.558

 
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