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Physicochemical characteristics of Dabus Kebele farmland soil, Bambasi District, Benshangul Gumuz regional state, western Ethiopia

Author Affiliations

  • 1Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR), Assosa Agricultural Research Center, Assosa, Ethiopia
  • 2Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR), Assosa Agricultural Research Center, Assosa, Ethiopia

Res. J. Agriculture & Forestry Sci., Volume 8, Issue (4), Pages 20-24, October,8 (2020)

Abstract

Identification of soil properties at the particular location was decided to study the nutrient contents of the soil. This study aimed to evaluate the physicochemical parameters of Dabus villages agricultural land of pH, %OC, %TN, ppmP, exchangeable acidity, Cmol/100g soil of CEC, exchangeable acidity and potassium content, g/cm3 of bulk density, %sand, %clay, %silt and textural class of the farming land. All soil samples collected from the villages showed unnoticeable amount result. However, all samples showed lower nutrient content than the standards, village nine (S9) was showed highest result in most parameters. The pH, N, P, K, organic carbon and CEC was evaluated. The pH was found to be strongly acidic. The result is concluded that, the study area contains insufficient organic carbon, and other essential nutrients for growth of plants.

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