Affordable Access

Publisher Website

Soil properties underChromolaena odoratafallow on two soil types (southern Cameroon)

Authors
Journal
Geoderma
0016-7061
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
132
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.geoderma.2005.07.004
Keywords
  • Particulate Organic Matter
  • C Mineralization
  • Nutrient Concentrations
  • Chromolaena Odorata
  • Southern Cameroon

Abstract

Abstract Soil properties were characterised under Chromolaena odorata (the dominant natural fallow in southern Cameroon) on the Typic Kandiudult and Typic Kandiudox using nutrient concentrations, particulate organic matter (POM) status and C mineralization in vitro. POM (53–4000 μm) status was assessed by weight and C and N contents while C mineralization was determined after 4 weeks of soil incubation in laboratory at 28 °C. POM weight was higher in the Typic Kandiudox. C content in coarse POM (2000–4000 μm) and N content in medium POM (2000–250 μm) were higher in the Typic Kandiudult (30.8% and 1.9%) than in the Typic Kandiudox (28.6% and 1.2% respectively). Soil C mineralization was higher in the Typic Kanduidult than in the Typic Kanduidox.

There are no comments yet on this publication. Be the first to share your thoughts.