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Sulphur Status Of Some Soils In Edo State Nigeria

Journal: International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research (Vol.2, No. 5)

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Page : 91-95

Keywords : Key words inorganic sulphur; organic sulphur; sulphur; physico-chemical properties; total sulphur;

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Abstract Sulphur status of some soils in Edo Central Nigeria was evaluated in five different locations Ekpoma Irrua Uromi Ubiaja and Agbede. The area lies within the derived savanna-forest transitional zone. Surface soil samples 0 15 cm collected from the five localities wasanalyzed for their physico-chemical properties inorganic organic and total sulphur contents. Results showed that inorganic organic and total sulphur ranged from 0.10 to 0.37 0.79 to 2.75 and 6.30 to 16.41 mgkg respectively. Inorganic sulphur content of all the locations was generally below the critical level of 8.50 mgkg and therefore generally deficient in inorganic sulphur. Inorganic sulphur correlated significantly with available phosphorus but was negative and non-significant with organic carbon pH nitrogen ECEC clay and silt contents. Application of sulphur fertilizer is recommended for adequate crop yield in the agro-ecological zone.

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