Journal of
Soil Science and Environmental Management

  • Abbreviation: J. Soil Sci. Environ. Manage.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2391
  • DOI: 10.5897/JSSEM
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 314

Table of Content: April 2015; 6(4)

April 2015

Available iron distribution in Nigerian soils - A review

Enhancement and maintenance of soil available iron (Fe) in a continuous cropping system such as practiced in Southeast Nigeria is critical to producing iron rich food crops and sustaining agricultural productivity. This review focused on the distribution of Fe in Nigerian soils and factors affecting its availability. It is understood that the amount of Fe in soils depends on soil texture, pH, calcium carbonate (CaCO3)...

Author(s): Joy Geraldine Adiele, Chiedozie Egesi, Ahamefule Stephen Nwaogu, Shuibu Suleiman Kahya, and Anthony Osinachi Ano

April 2015

Spatio-temporal variations of rainfall erosivity in Rwanda

This study aims at investigating the spatio-temporal distribution of rainfall erosivity in Rwanda between the 1940s and the 1990s. The study gives new insights into rising trends in rainfall erosivity and, therefore, prepares agriculturalists to take precautionary measures for better land conservation. Modified Fournier Index (MFI) for consecutive decades from 1941 to 1990 and mean differences in Fourier Index (FI) and...

Author(s): Muhire I., Ahmed F. and Abd Elbasit M. M. M.

April 2015

A trial to determine the impact of soil washing on coal seam gas (CSG) dam sediments in Queensland

Extracting coal seam gas (CSG) is becoming increasingly common in Australia and throughout the world. With the number of wells in Queensland alone increasing from 10 in 1995 to 4,484 by 2013 and 20,000-40,000 more expected to be drilled in the next 20 years, the production of methane from CSG is forecast to become one of Australia’s largest export commodities within the next decade. There is, however, growing...

Author(s): Lee Fergusson

April 2015

Effect of different levels of spent engine oil on soil porperties, grain yield of maize and its heavy metal uptake in Abakaliki, Southeastern Nigeria

This research was carried out at the Plant and Screen house to study effect of different levels of spent engine oil application on soil properties, grain yield of maize and heavy metals uptake. Completely randomized design was used with nine treatment levels of spent engine oil at 0.0, 0.3, 0.4, 0.5, 0.6, 0.7, 0.8 and 1.0 L were applied to 20 kg of soil. Maize was used as a test crop. Data collected from the study were...

Author(s): Nwite, J. N. and Alu, M. O.