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|Title: ||Effect of broken impervious iron layer on water availability to semi-arid Northern Ghanaian ferric lixisols|
|Authors: ||Asamoah, Akwasi|
|Issue Date: ||Mar-2013|
|Publisher: ||Octa Journal of Environmental Research|
|Citation: ||Octa Journal of Environmental Research Vol. 1(1):43-47|
|Abstract: ||Rainwater is not readily available to sandy loam Ghanaian ferric lixisols. In an attempt
to increase water availability to Nyankpala ferric lixisols, their impervious iron pan was broken.
Average yield (number of bags) of maize from ferric lexisol with ironpan broken was compared
with that with iron pan unbroken. At an average annual rainfall of 64.125 to 106.775 mm for
Nyampkala, ferric lexisol with or without iron pan broken yielded similar quantity (20-25bgs/ha) of
maize. Breaking of ironpan alone cannot increase water availability to Nyankpala ferric lixisols.
Measures other than the breaking of iron pan are needed to increase water availability to
ferreiclesisols and similar soils. Research into sustainable technologies such as permanent
amendments for increased soil water availability to ferric lixisol and similar soils is required|
|Description: ||Article published in the Octa Journal of Environmental Research, 2013|
|Appears in Collections:||College of Agric and Natural Resources|
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