Soil survey information for sustainable agriculture in Ikwuano local Government area Abia State South East Nigeria

A semi-detailed soil survey of the land of Ikwuano Local Government Area Abia State South East Nigeria was undertaken. The soils were sampled with the aid of soil auger to identify major soil types and their morphological properties (e.g. soil colour, texture, consistence, structure). Pedons were dug in representative soil mapping units and analysed for morphology, physical and chemical properties. The soils were classified as inceptisols and appeared suitable for upland rice, cashew and cassava.
Une étude semi-détaillée du sol de la région d’Ikwano de l’Etat d’Abia au sud-est du Nigéria a été entreprise. Les sols ont été prélevés à l’aide de la foreuse du sol pour identifier les types principaux de sol et leurs propriétés morphologiques (par exemple, la couleur du sol, la texture, la cohérence, la structure). Les pédons ont été creusés dans les unités représentatives de cartographie du sol et analysés pour la morphologie, les propriétés physiques et chimiques. Les sols ont été classifiés comme inceptisols et semblent appropriés pour la culture du riz de montagne, de l’anacardier et du manioc.
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About the RUFORUM 2010 Biennal Conference
"The 2010 RUFORUM Biennial Conference was the second in the series. The main objective of the Biennial conferences is to provide a platform for agricultural research for development stakeholders in Africa and beyond to actively exchange findings and experiences, while at the same time learning lessons towards improving performance of the agricultural sector and ultimately people’s livelihoods. The biennial conference is RUFORUM’s most comprehensive meeting for the diversity of stakeholders in agriculture. It is especially dedicated to graduate students and their supervisors, grantees in RUFORUM member universities and alumni. It is a platform for peer review, quality control, mentorship, networking and shared learning. This record contains an extended abstract accepted under the theme of Natural Resource Management"