Journal of Geology & Geophysics

Journal of Geology & Geophysics
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Nwankwoala HO

Nwankwoala HO


  • Research Article
    Analysis of Soil and Sub-Soil Properties around Veritas University, Obehie, Southeastern Nigeria
    Author(s): Youdeowei PO and Nwankwoala HOYoudeowei PO and Nwankwoala HO

    This study is aimed at assessing the soil and sub-soil characteristics around Veritas University, Obehie, Abia State, Nigeria. The study revealed that the soils are loose, coarse texture with 78 – 80% sandy fractions having single grain structure from unconsolidated materials of recent alluvial deposits, with soil pH values between 4.8 and 5.8 which could be attributed to leaching of the basic cations to lower depth. Organic carbon content ranged from moderately low 1.50% to high 2.38% due probably to high surface litter and vegetation cover. The low levels of total nitrogen could be attributed to the heavy losses through leaching and responsible for the very low levels of available phosphorus (0.96 - 2.81 μg/g). Nitrate levels are very low (4.33 - 7.80 μg/g) due to the combined effects of intensive cultivations, poor nitrification as well as high leaching processes which .. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2381-8719.1000238

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