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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2021.10(9): 448-455
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2021.1009.052


Levels of Available Zinc in Soil of Teaching and Research Farm Modibbo Adama University, Yola, North East Nigeria
Bapetel1*, M. L. Bubarai2, A. M. Tahir1 and N. A. Abdulkadir3
1Department of Soil Science, Modibbo Adama University, Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria
2Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, SamHiggin Bottom University of
Agriculture Science and Technology Prayagraj, India
3Department of Soil Science, Kano University of Science and Technology,
Wudil, Kano State,Nigeria
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

A study was conducted to assess the status of available zinc in soil of Teaching and Research Farm, Modibbo Adama University, Yola North East, Nigeria. Ten soil samples were collected from 0 – 20 and 20 – 50 cm depths to reflect the soil of the study area. The soils were analysed following standard laboratory procedures. Result obtained showed that the soils were sandy loam to sandy clay loam, slightly acidic (mean = 6.4 – surface; 6.5 – subsurface soils), very low OC content (mean = 0.35 % – surface; 0.27 % – subsurface soils), low to medium Total N and exchangeable bases. Zinc was generally low to medium (range = 0.18 – 1.71; mean = 1.12 % in surface soils, and range = 0.32 – 2.71; mean = 1.35 % in subsurface soils). Zinc is not correlated with most of the soil properties in both soil depths. In surface soil, a positively correlation with potassium (r = 0.702*) was observed and negative correlation with Total N (r = -0.634*) in subsurface soils. It is recommended that for successful and profitable crop production, application of inorganic fertilizers plus zinc and organic material should be encouraged.


Keywords: Zinc, surface soil, subsurface soil, soil properties
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Bapetel, U., M. L. Bubarai, A. M. Tahir and Abdulkadir, N. A. 2021. Levels of Available Zinc in Soil of Teaching and Research Farm Modibbo Adama University, Yola, North East Nigeria.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 10(9): 448-455. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2021.1009.052