CHARACTERIZATION AND EVALUATION OF SELECTED SOILS OF SOUTHERN NIGERIA FOR RUBBER (Hevea brasiliensis, Muell. Arg.) CULTIVATION

Successful land management for tree crop production requires good knowledge of the soil variation and suitability for specific tree crops. Most of the traditional rubber growing areas in Nigeria have not been evaluated for their suitability and production potential. Characterisation and evaluation of the land for rubber production was therefore conducted. Soils of two rubber producing areas: Iyanomo, Edo State and Akwete, Abia State were characterised and evaluated using local, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA Soil Taxonomy) and FAO systems. Conventional parametric and non-parametric land suitability evaluation systems as well as Geographic Information System (GIS) methods were used to generate suitability ratings for rubber cultivation. Dry rubber yield from existing plantations on the two sites obtained in the 2005/2006 and 2006/2007 cropping seasons were used to validate the suitability ratings. Effects of soil and weather parameters on rubber yield were determined. Influence of the three stages of development of rubber plantations on soil properties were compared with forest and arable land use types. Data were analysed using descriptive statistics, correlation, concordance, path analysis and ANOVA at p = 0.05.

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ORIMOLOYE, J (2021). CHARACTERIZATION AND EVALUATION OF SELECTED SOILS OF SOUTHERN NIGERIA FOR RUBBER (Hevea brasiliensis, Muell. Arg.) CULTIVATION. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/characterization-and-evaluation-of-selected-soils-of-southern-nigeria-for-rubber-hevea-brasiliensis-muell-arg-cultivation

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ORIMOLOYE, JULIUS "CHARACTERIZATION AND EVALUATION OF SELECTED SOILS OF SOUTHERN NIGERIA FOR RUBBER (Hevea brasiliensis, Muell. Arg.) CULTIVATION" Afribary. Afribary, 09 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/characterization-and-evaluation-of-selected-soils-of-southern-nigeria-for-rubber-hevea-brasiliensis-muell-arg-cultivation. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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ORIMOLOYE, JULIUS . "CHARACTERIZATION AND EVALUATION OF SELECTED SOILS OF SOUTHERN NIGERIA FOR RUBBER (Hevea brasiliensis, Muell. Arg.) CULTIVATION". Afribary, Afribary, 09 Apr. 2021. Web. 23 Jul. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/characterization-and-evaluation-of-selected-soils-of-southern-nigeria-for-rubber-hevea-brasiliensis-muell-arg-cultivation >.

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ORIMOLOYE, JULIUS . "CHARACTERIZATION AND EVALUATION OF SELECTED SOILS OF SOUTHERN NIGERIA FOR RUBBER (Hevea brasiliensis, Muell. Arg.) CULTIVATION" Afribary (2021). Accessed July 23, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/characterization-and-evaluation-of-selected-soils-of-southern-nigeria-for-rubber-hevea-brasiliensis-muell-arg-cultivation