Year 2019, Volume 8 , Issue 2, Pages 94 - 109 2019-04-01

Effects of land use types on selected soil physical and chemical properties: The case of Kuyu District, Ethiopia

Mulugeta TUFA [1] , Asmare MELESE [2] , Wondwosen TENA [3]


Information about effects of land use types on selected soil physical and chemical properties is essential in sustainable utilization of soil resources. Therefore, this study was conducted to evaluate effects of land use types on selected soil physical and chemical properties on Kuyu district, Ethiopia. Totally, 24 composite soil samples were collected from grass, cultivated, forest and grazing lands by two soil depths (0-20 cm and 20-40 cm) with three replications. The two way analysis of variance was used to test the mean differences of the soil physical and chemical properties. The highest mean values of sand and clay were recorded in cultivated and grasslands, respectively. The mean bulk density of the soils ranged from 1.10 and 1.37 g cm-3 and the mean total porosity ranged from 48.2 to 58.7%, which indicated the less soil compaction.  The pH ranged from 7.68 to 8.00 while the mean values of OM ranged from 3.15 to 5.02%. However, the mean values of total N ranged from 0.18 to 0.26%. The mean value of available P ranged from 1.26 to 5.37 mg kg-1, which implies that high deficiency of available P in the study area. The exchangeable basic cations and CEC values were within high to very high ranges in all land use types. Conversion of land use types from one to another has adverse effects on soil properties, especially overgrazing and cultivation of deforested land. Therefore, the proper soil and water conservation practice are important in the study area to enhance soil fertility and crop productivity.

Cultivated land, forest land, grazing land, soil depth, soil fertility
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Author: Mulugeta TUFA (Primary Author)
Institution: Department of Natural Resource Management, College of Agriculture and Natural Resource, Mekdela Amba University, Tulu Awuliya, Ethiopia
Country: Ethiopia


Author: Asmare MELESE
Institution: Department of Plant Science, College of Agriculture and Natural Resource Sciences, Debre Berhan University, Debre Berhan, Ethiopia
Country: Ethiopia


Author: Wondwosen TENA
Institution: Department of Plant Science, College of Agriculture and Natural Resource Sciences, Debre Berhan University, Debre Berhan, Ethiopia
Country: Ethiopia


Dates

Publication Date : April 1, 2019

Bibtex @research article { ejss510744, journal = {Eurasian Journal of Soil Science}, issn = {}, eissn = {2147-4249}, address = {}, publisher = {Avrasya Toprak Bilimleri Dernekleri Federasyonu}, year = {2019}, volume = {8}, pages = {94 - 109}, doi = {10.18393/ejss.510744}, title = {Effects of land use types on selected soil physical and chemical properties: The case of Kuyu District, Ethiopia}, key = {cite}, author = {Tufa, Mulugeta and Melese, Asmare and Tena, Wondwosen} }
APA Tufa, M , Melese, A , Tena, W . (2019). Effects of land use types on selected soil physical and chemical properties: The case of Kuyu District, Ethiopia . Eurasian Journal of Soil Science , 8 (2) , 94-109 . DOI: 10.18393/ejss.510744
MLA Tufa, M , Melese, A , Tena, W . "Effects of land use types on selected soil physical and chemical properties: The case of Kuyu District, Ethiopia" . Eurasian Journal of Soil Science 8 (2019 ): 94-109 <https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/ejss/issue/42410/510744>
Chicago Tufa, M , Melese, A , Tena, W . "Effects of land use types on selected soil physical and chemical properties: The case of Kuyu District, Ethiopia". Eurasian Journal of Soil Science 8 (2019 ): 94-109
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ISNAD Tufa, Mulugeta , Melese, Asmare , Tena, Wondwosen . "Effects of land use types on selected soil physical and chemical properties: The case of Kuyu District, Ethiopia". Eurasian Journal of Soil Science 8 / 2 (April 2019): 94-109 . https://doi.org/10.18393/ejss.510744
AMA Tufa M , Melese A , Tena W . Effects of land use types on selected soil physical and chemical properties: The case of Kuyu District, Ethiopia. EJSS. 2019; 8(2): 94-109.
Vancouver Tufa M , Melese A , Tena W . Effects of land use types on selected soil physical and chemical properties: The case of Kuyu District, Ethiopia. Eurasian Journal of Soil Science. 2019; 8(2): 94-109.