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LAP Lambert Academic Publishing (2012)

Burning Effects on Soil Properties and Growth of Maize in the dry subhumid Savanna zone of Nigeria

Salihu Ahmad Pantami

Burning Effects on Soil Properties and Growth of Maize in the dry subhumid Savanna zone of Nigeria

Auteurs  : Salihu Ahmad Pantami
Publisher  : LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
Date de parution : 2012-09-08
Pages : 104

Présentation

This study was undertaken to assess the effects of burning on the physico-chemical properties of soil and maize growth in the dry sub-humid savanna zone of Nigeria. Surface composite soil samples (0-15cm) were collected from both upland and lowland areas of Bauchi, Gombe and Kano states from un-burnt, lightly-burnt and intensely-burnt sites in farmers’ farms at land preparation of the 2007/2008 cropping season and analysed in the laboratory, while part of the bulk soil samples were saved for a pot experiment in the screen-house to determine the effect on maize growth. Data collected were analysed using the SAS statistical software to test for significant differences at 5% level of significance. Findings from this research reveal that burning causes reduction in the fertility status of the soil and prolongs the period for maize growth within the dry sub-humid savanna region of Nigeria.

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