Eurasian Journal of Soil Science

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Suitability evaluation of some peri-urban soils for rainfed arable crop production in Lagos State, Southwestern Nigeria

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Orimoloye,J., Egbinola,O., 2019. Suitability evaluation of some peri-urban soils for rainfed arable crop production in Lagos State, Southwestern Nigeria. Eurasian J Soil Sci 8(1):73 - 82. DOI : 10.18393/ejss.509405
Orimoloye,J.,,& Egbinola,O. Suitability evaluation of some peri-urban soils for rainfed arable crop production in Lagos State, Southwestern Nigeria Eurasian Journal of Soil Science, 8(1):73 - 82. DOI : 10.18393/ejss.509405
Orimoloye,J.,, and ,Egbinola,O."Suitability evaluation of some peri-urban soils for rainfed arable crop production in Lagos State, Southwestern Nigeria" Eurasian Journal of Soil Science, 8.1 (2019):73 - 82. DOI : 10.18393/ejss.509405
Orimoloye,J.,, and ,Egbinola,O. "Suitability evaluation of some peri-urban soils for rainfed arable crop production in Lagos State, Southwestern Nigeria" Eurasian Journal of Soil Science,8(Jan 2019):73 - 82 DOI : 10.18393/ejss.509405
J,Orimoloye.O,Egbinola "Suitability evaluation of some peri-urban soils for rainfed arable crop production in Lagos State, Southwestern Nigeria" Eurasian J. Soil Sci, vol.8, no.1, pp.73 - 82 (Jan 2019), DOI : 10.18393/ejss.509405
Orimoloye,Julius Romiluyi ;Egbinola,Oluwatosin Abimbola Suitability evaluation of some peri-urban soils for rainfed arable crop production in Lagos State, Southwestern Nigeria. Eurasian Journal of Soil Science, (2019),8.1:73 - 82. DOI : 10.18393/ejss.509405

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Orimoloye, J., Egbinola, O., 2019. Suitability evaluation of some peri-urban soils for rainfed arable crop production in Lagos State, Southwestern Nigeria. Eurasian J. Soil Sci. 8(1): 73 - 82. DOI : 10.18393/ejss.509405

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Julius Romiluyi Orimoloye , Department of Agronomy, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria Ibadan, Nigeria
Oluwatosin Abimbola Egbinola , Department of Agronomy, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria

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Article first published online : 07 Jan 2019
Manuscript Accepted : 31 Dec 2018
Manuscript Received: 17 May 2018
DOI: 10.18393/ejss.509405
Stable URL: http://ejss.fesss.org/10.18393/ejss.509405

Abstract

A study was carried out to evaluate the suitability of some Peri-urban soils in Lagos state for arable crop production. Six pedons classified as Alagba (Rhodic Hapludult), Dodokindo (Plinthic Kandiudult), Idesan (Typic Endoaquept), Owode (Typic Kandiudult), Atan (Fluvaquentic Endoaquept) and Pakoto (Plinthic Kandiudult) Series identified at two study sites located at Igbokuta and Ibomwon communities in Ikorodu and Epe Local Government Areas of Lagos state were evaluated. The land use potentials for maize, cassava and leafy vegetables (Amaranth family) were assessed following the conventional non-parametric and the parametric (square root) methods of land suitability evaluation according to the revised FAO framework. All the pedons were rated as marginally suitable (S3) for maize except Idesan and Owode Series that made up 2.53% and 34.74% of the total area respectively, which were rated moderately suitable (S2). With respect to cassava and leafy vegetables, all the pedons were rated marginally suitable (S3) except Atan Series occupying 19.71 % of the total area, that was rated non-suitable (N1). The major limitations to sustainable crop production in all pedons were low nutrient supply (N, K, P and cations) coupled with high soil acidity (pH of between 3.9 and 5.8). In addition to this, Idesan and Atan series also have waterlogging problem hence may not be used for cultivating the afore-mentioned crops, but could be used for swamp rice. With appropriate liming, soil fertility management and proper drainage, most of the pedons may be rated as being moderately suitable (S2) for the cultivation of these crops. As a peri-urban area with high demand for agricultural products, year-round cropping with irrigation facilities is quite promising in most of the pedons studied.

Keywords

Land Evaluation, soil characteristics, peri-urban agriculture, land use.

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References

Adeboye, M.K.A., 1994. The physico-chemical properties and evaluation of Kaduna Polytechnic Farm soils for arable cropping. Spectrum 1: 36-42.

Babalola, O., Lal, R., 1977. Subsoil gravel horizon and maize root growth II: Effects of gravel size, inter-gravel texture and natural gravel horizon. Plant and Soil 46(2): 347-357.

Behzad, M., Algaji, M., Papan, P., Boroom and Nasab, S., Naseri, A.A., Bavi, A., 2009. Qualitative evaluation of land suitability for principal crops in the Gargar Region, Khuzestan Province, Southwest Iran. Asian Journal of Plant Sciences 8 (1): 28-34.

FAO, 2006. Guidelines for soil description (4th Edition), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Rome, Italy. 109p. Available at [Access date: 17.05.2018]: http://www.fao.org/docrep/019/a0541e/a0541e.pdf

FAO, 2007. Land Evaluation: Towards a revised framework. Land and Water Discussion Paper No. 6. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Rome, Italy. 108p. Available at [Access date: 17.05.2018]: http://www.fao.org/nr/lman/docs/lman_070601_en.pdf

FAO, 2014. World Reference Base for Soil Resources 2014. International soil classification system for naming soils and creating legends for soil maps. World Soil Resources Reports No. 106. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Rome, Italy. 198p. Available at [Access date: 17.05.2018]: http://www.fao.org/3/i3794en/I3794en.pdf

FDALR, 1995. Soil map of Nigeria. Federal Department of Agricultural land Resources, Abuja, Nigeria. Vol 2.

Fernandes, A.M., Soratto, R.P., 2012. Nutrition, dry matter accumulation and partitioning and phosphorus use efficiency of potato grown at different phosphorus levels in nutrient solution. Revista Brasileira de Ciência do Solo 36 (5): 1528-1537.

Jalota, S.K., Singh, S., Chahal, G.B.S., Ray, S.S. Panigraghy, S., Singh, B., Singh, K.B., 2010. Soil texture, climate and management effects on plant growth, grain yield and water use by rainfed maize–wheat cropping system: Field and simulation study. Agricultural Water Management 97(1): 83–90.

Liu, Y., Chen, Y., 2006. Impact of population growth and land-use change on water resources and ecosystems of the arid Tarim River Basin in Western China. International Journal of Sustainable Development & World Ecology 13(4): 295-305. 

Maniyunda, L.M., Kparmwang, T., Raji, B.A., Yaro, D.T., 2007. Land suitability evaluation of haplustults for rainfed crop production in a sub-humid environment of Nigeria.  Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the Soil Science Society of Nigeria. 13th-17th November, Zaria, Nigeria, pp 60-66.

Moss, R.P., 1957. Report over classification of soils in western sedimentary rocks in western Nigeria, MANR, Ibadan, Nigeria

Nciizah, A.D., Wakindiki, I.I.C., 2015. Physical indicators of soil erosion, aggregate stability and erodibility. Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science 61(6): 827–842.

NIMET, 2012. Nigerian Meteorological Agency.  http://www. nimet.gov.ng/

Ogunkunle, A.O., 1993. Soil in land suitability evaluation: an example with oil palm in Nigeria. Soil Use and Management 9(1): 35-40. 

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Orimoloye, J.R., Akinbola, G.E., 2013. Evaluation of some sandstone derived soils of Southern Nigeria for rubber cultivation. Nigerian Journal of Soil Science 23(2): 216 – 229

Quezada-Crespo, C.J., Carrillo-Zenteno, M.D., Morales-Intriago, F.L., Carrillo-Alvarado, R.A., 2017. Nutrient critical levels and availability in soils cultivated with peach palm (Bactris gasipaes Kunth.) in Santo Domingo de Los Tsáchilas, Ecuador. Acta Agronómica 66 (2): 235-240.

Senjobi, B.A., 2007. Comparative assessment of the effect of land use and land type on soil degradation and productivity in Ogun State, Nigeria. Department of Agronomy, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria. PhD Thesis. 161p.

Soil Survey Staff, 2014. Keys to soil taxonomy. 12rd Edition. United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Natural Resources Conservation Service. Washington DC,  USA. 360p. Available at [Access date: 17.05.2018]: https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/PA_NRCSConsumption/download?cid=stelprdb1252094&ext=pdf

Sys, C., Van Ranst,  E., Debaveye, J., 1991.  Land evaluation. Part I Principles in land evaluation and crop production calculations. General administration for development cooperation (GADC), Agricultural Publications No. 7, Brussels, Belgium. pp.40-80.

Teklu, E.J., 2005. Land preparation methods and soil quality of a vertisol area in the central highlands of Ethiopia. Universitat Hohenheim, Institut Fur Bodenkunde und Standortslehre, Stuttgart, Germany. PhD Thesis. 129p.

Udoh, B.T., Ogunkunle, A.O., Olaleye, A.O., 2006. Land Suitability evaluation for banana/plantain (Musa spp.) cultivation in Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria. Journal of Research in Agriculture 3(3): 1-6.

Verheye, W.H., 2009. Encyclopedia of land use, land cover and soil sciences. Vol 2. Land Evaluation. Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems.  EOLSS Publishers Co Ltd, Oxford, UK. 236p.

Vine, H., 1970. Review of work on Nigerian soils. Report to the National Research Council Committee on tropical soils, London, England.

Abstract

A study was carried out to evaluate the suitability of some Peri-urban soils in Lagos state for arable crop production. Six pedons classified as Alagba (Rhodic Hapludult), Dodokindo (Plinthic Kandiudult), Idesan (Typic Endoaquept), Owode (Typic Kandiudult), Atan (Fluvaquentic Endoaquept) and Pakoto (Plinthic Kandiudult) Series identified at two study sites located at Igbokuta and Ibomwon communities in Ikorodu and Epe Local Government Areas of Lagos state were evaluated. The land use potentials for maize, cassava and leafy vegetables (Amaranth family) were assessed following the conventional non-parametric and the parametric (square root) methods of land suitability evaluation according to the revised FAO framework. All the pedons were rated as marginally suitable (S3) for maize except Idesan and Owode Series that made up 2.53% and 34.74% of the total area respectively, which were rated moderately suitable (S2). With respect to cassava and leafy vegetables, all the pedons were rated marginally suitable (S3) except Atan Series occupying 19.71 % of the total area, that was rated non-suitable (N1). The major limitations to sustainable crop production in all pedons were low nutrient supply (N, K, P and cations) coupled with high soil acidity (pH of between 3.9 and 5.8). In addition to this, Idesan and Atan series also have waterlogging problem hence may not be used for cultivating the afore-mentioned crops, but could be used for swamp rice. With appropriate liming, soil fertility management and proper drainage, most of the pedons may be rated as being moderately suitable (S2) for the cultivation of these crops. As a peri-urban area with high demand for agricultural products, year-round cropping with irrigation facilities is quite promising in most of the pedons studied.

Keywords: Land Evaluation, soil characteristics, peri-urban agriculture, land use.

References

Adeboye, M.K.A., 1994. The physico-chemical properties and evaluation of Kaduna Polytechnic Farm soils for arable cropping. Spectrum 1: 36-42.

Babalola, O., Lal, R., 1977. Subsoil gravel horizon and maize root growth II: Effects of gravel size, inter-gravel texture and natural gravel horizon. Plant and Soil 46(2): 347-357.

Behzad, M., Algaji, M., Papan, P., Boroom and Nasab, S., Naseri, A.A., Bavi, A., 2009. Qualitative evaluation of land suitability for principal crops in the Gargar Region, Khuzestan Province, Southwest Iran. Asian Journal of Plant Sciences 8 (1): 28-34.

FAO, 2006. Guidelines for soil description (4th Edition), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Rome, Italy. 109p. Available at [Access date: 17.05.2018]: http://www.fao.org/docrep/019/a0541e/a0541e.pdf

FAO, 2007. Land Evaluation: Towards a revised framework. Land and Water Discussion Paper No. 6. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Rome, Italy. 108p. Available at [Access date: 17.05.2018]: http://www.fao.org/nr/lman/docs/lman_070601_en.pdf

FAO, 2014. World Reference Base for Soil Resources 2014. International soil classification system for naming soils and creating legends for soil maps. World Soil Resources Reports No. 106. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Rome, Italy. 198p. Available at [Access date: 17.05.2018]: http://www.fao.org/3/i3794en/I3794en.pdf

FDALR, 1995. Soil map of Nigeria. Federal Department of Agricultural land Resources, Abuja, Nigeria. Vol 2.

Fernandes, A.M., Soratto, R.P., 2012. Nutrition, dry matter accumulation and partitioning and phosphorus use efficiency of potato grown at different phosphorus levels in nutrient solution. Revista Brasileira de Ciência do Solo 36 (5): 1528-1537.

Jalota, S.K., Singh, S., Chahal, G.B.S., Ray, S.S. Panigraghy, S., Singh, B., Singh, K.B., 2010. Soil texture, climate and management effects on plant growth, grain yield and water use by rainfed maize–wheat cropping system: Field and simulation study. Agricultural Water Management 97(1): 83–90.

Liu, Y., Chen, Y., 2006. Impact of population growth and land-use change on water resources and ecosystems of the arid Tarim River Basin in Western China. International Journal of Sustainable Development & World Ecology 13(4): 295-305. 

Maniyunda, L.M., Kparmwang, T., Raji, B.A., Yaro, D.T., 2007. Land suitability evaluation of haplustults for rainfed crop production in a sub-humid environment of Nigeria.  Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the Soil Science Society of Nigeria. 13th-17th November, Zaria, Nigeria, pp 60-66.

Moss, R.P., 1957. Report over classification of soils in western sedimentary rocks in western Nigeria, MANR, Ibadan, Nigeria

Nciizah, A.D., Wakindiki, I.I.C., 2015. Physical indicators of soil erosion, aggregate stability and erodibility. Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science 61(6): 827–842.

NIMET, 2012. Nigerian Meteorological Agency.  http://www. nimet.gov.ng/

Ogunkunle, A.O., 1993. Soil in land suitability evaluation: an example with oil palm in Nigeria. Soil Use and Management 9(1): 35-40. 

Ogunkunle, A.O., 2016. Management of Nigerian soil resources: an imperative for sustainable development. University Lecture, University of Ibadan. University Press, Ibadan. 88p

Ojanuga, A.G., 2006. Agro ecological zones of Nigeria manual. Berding, F., Chude, V.O., (Eds.). NSPFS/FAO/ Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Abuja, Nigeria. Abuja Nigeria. 128p.

Ojanuga, A.G., Lekwa, G., Akamigbo, F.O.R., 1981. Survey, classification and genesis of acid sands. In: Acid sands of southeastern Nigeria.  Udo, E.J., Sobulo, R.A. (Eds.). Soil Science Society of Nigeria. pp. 1-7.

Orimoloye, J.R., Akinbola, G.E., 2013. Evaluation of some sandstone derived soils of Southern Nigeria for rubber cultivation. Nigerian Journal of Soil Science 23(2): 216 – 229

Quezada-Crespo, C.J., Carrillo-Zenteno, M.D., Morales-Intriago, F.L., Carrillo-Alvarado, R.A., 2017. Nutrient critical levels and availability in soils cultivated with peach palm (Bactris gasipaes Kunth.) in Santo Domingo de Los Tsáchilas, Ecuador. Acta Agronómica 66 (2): 235-240.

Senjobi, B.A., 2007. Comparative assessment of the effect of land use and land type on soil degradation and productivity in Ogun State, Nigeria. Department of Agronomy, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria. PhD Thesis. 161p.

Soil Survey Staff, 2014. Keys to soil taxonomy. 12rd Edition. United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Natural Resources Conservation Service. Washington DC,  USA. 360p. Available at [Access date: 17.05.2018]: https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/PA_NRCSConsumption/download?cid=stelprdb1252094&ext=pdf

Sys, C., Van Ranst,  E., Debaveye, J., 1991.  Land evaluation. Part I Principles in land evaluation and crop production calculations. General administration for development cooperation (GADC), Agricultural Publications No. 7, Brussels, Belgium. pp.40-80.

Teklu, E.J., 2005. Land preparation methods and soil quality of a vertisol area in the central highlands of Ethiopia. Universitat Hohenheim, Institut Fur Bodenkunde und Standortslehre, Stuttgart, Germany. PhD Thesis. 129p.

Udoh, B.T., Ogunkunle, A.O., Olaleye, A.O., 2006. Land Suitability evaluation for banana/plantain (Musa spp.) cultivation in Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria. Journal of Research in Agriculture 3(3): 1-6.

Verheye, W.H., 2009. Encyclopedia of land use, land cover and soil sciences. Vol 2. Land Evaluation. Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems.  EOLSS Publishers Co Ltd, Oxford, UK. 236p.

Vine, H., 1970. Review of work on Nigerian soils. Report to the National Research Council Committee on tropical soils, London, England.



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