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Physical and hydraulic properties of soils under a long-term tillage practices in Hadejia Local Government Area, Jigawa State, Nigeria

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Nabayi,A., Girei,A., Abubakar,M., 2019. Physical and hydraulic properties of soils under a long-term tillage practices in Hadejia Local Government Area, Jigawa State, Nigeria. Eurasian J Soil Sci 8(3):267-274. DOI : 10.18393/ejss.573914
Nabayi,A.,Girei,A.,& Abubakar,M. Physical and hydraulic properties of soils under a long-term tillage practices in Hadejia Local Government Area, Jigawa State, Nigeria Eurasian Journal of Soil Science, 8(3):267-274. DOI : 10.18393/ejss.573914
Nabayi,A.,Girei,A., and ,Abubakar,M."Physical and hydraulic properties of soils under a long-term tillage practices in Hadejia Local Government Area, Jigawa State, Nigeria" Eurasian Journal of Soil Science, 8.3 (2019):267-274. DOI : 10.18393/ejss.573914
Nabayi,A.,Girei,A., and ,Abubakar,M. "Physical and hydraulic properties of soils under a long-term tillage practices in Hadejia Local Government Area, Jigawa State, Nigeria" Eurasian Journal of Soil Science,8(Jun 2019):267-274 DOI : 10.18393/ejss.573914
A,Nabayi.A,Girei.M,Abubakar "Physical and hydraulic properties of soils under a long-term tillage practices in Hadejia Local Government Area, Jigawa State, Nigeria" Eurasian J. Soil Sci, vol.8, no.3, pp.267-274 (Jun 2019), DOI : 10.18393/ejss.573914
Nabayi,Abba ;Girei,Abubakar Halilu ;Abubakar,Mohammed Saleh Physical and hydraulic properties of soils under a long-term tillage practices in Hadejia Local Government Area, Jigawa State, Nigeria. Eurasian Journal of Soil Science, (2019),8.3:267-274. DOI : 10.18393/ejss.573914

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Nabayi, A., Girei, A., Abubakar, M., 2019. Physical and hydraulic properties of soils under a long-term tillage practices in Hadejia Local Government Area, Jigawa State, Nigeria. Eurasian J. Soil Sci. 8(3): 267-274. DOI : 10.18393/ejss.573914

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Abba Nabayi , Department of Soil Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Federal University Dutse, Jigawa State. Nigeria Jigawa State, Nigeria
Abubakar Halilu Girei , Department of Soil Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Federal University Dutse, Jigawa State, Nigeria
Mohammed Saleh Abubakar , Department of Soil Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Federal University Dutse, Jigawa State, Nigeria

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Article first published online : 06 Jun 2019
Manuscript Accepted : 24 May 2019
Manuscript Received: 09 Nov 2018
DOI: 10.18393/ejss.573914
Stable URL: http://ejss.fesss.org/10.18393/ejss.573914

Abstract

The study was conducted to determine the effects of different tillage practices on some physical and hydraulic properties of soils in Hadejia Local Government Area of Jigawa state during the 2017 cropping season. The field experiment was laid in a Randomized Complete Block (RCB) Design in factorial arrangements with 4 treatments for tillage practices-TP (Zero tillage-ZT, Minimum tillage-MT, Conventional tillage-CT and Deep tillage-DT) and sampling depth-SD (5 cm, 15 cm, 25 cm and 35 cm) all were in four replicates. Data collected were analyzed using the generalized linear model of Statistical Analyses System (SAS 9.4) for the ANOVA. The results showed that there were significant differences (p<0.05) in the main effect of TP and SD as well as in the interaction effect between TP and SD on soil bulk density (Bd), saturated hydraulic conductivity (Ksat), volumetric moisture content (VWC) at different soil water potentials and plant available water (PAW). Greater Bd and Ksat were observed in DT which differed significantly (p<0.05) from other TP while the lowest was found in ZT with 6.5% reduction than DT. The result further showed no significant difference in terms of PAW (p>0.05) between the TP at the average depth of 15 and 25 cm, but they (TP) differed significantly at the average depth of 5 and 35 cm with the highest in ZT. Higher soil moisture content retained at all soil water pressure was found in ZT which differed significantly (p<0.01) form other TP. The research concluded that the best TP to be adopted in Hadejia in terms of improvement in physical and hydraulic properties is ZT practice.

Keywords

Conventional tillage, deep tillage, minimum tillage, sampling depth, tillage practices, zero tillage

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References

Afzalinia, S., Zabihi, J., 2014. Soil compaction variation during corn growing season under conservation tillage. Soil and Tillage Research 137: 1–6.

Alam, M.K., Islam, M.M., Salahin, N., Hasanuzzaman, M., 2014. Effect of tillage practices on soil properties and crop productivity in wheat-mungbean-rice cropping system under subtropical climatic conditions. The Scientific World Journal Article ID 437283.

Bai, Z.G., Dent, D.L., Lennart, O., Schaepman, M.E., 2008. Global assessment of land degradation and improvement: 1. Identification by remote sensing, Report 2008/01 (GLADA Report 5). ISRIC-World Soil Information, Wageningen, The Netherland, 70p.

Blake, G.R., Hartge, K.H., 1986. Bulk density. In: Methods of Soil Analysis Part 1 Physical and Mineralogical Methods. 2nd Edition, Klute, A., (Ed). American Society of Agronomy,-Soil Science Society of America. Madison, Wisconsin, USA. pp. 363-375.

Bronick, C.J., Lal, R., 2005. Soil structure and management: a review. Geoderma 124(1-2): 3–22.

Fuentes, J.P., Flury, M., Bezdicek, D.F., 2004. Hydraulic properties in a silt loam soil under natural prairie, conventional till, and no-till. Soil Science Society of America Journal 68(5): 1679–1688.

Gee, G.W., Bauder, J.W., 1986. Particle-size Analysis. In: Methods of Soil Analysis, Part 2, Chemical and Microbiological Properties, A.L. Page, R.H. Miller, D.R. Keeney (Eds.), 2nd Edition. Agronomy Monograph No. 9, American Society of Agronomy, Soil Science Society of America. Madison, Wisconsin, USA. pp. 383-411.

Iqbal, M., Hassan, A.U., Ali, A., Rizwanullah, M., 2005. Residual effect of tillage and farm manure on some soil physical properties and growth of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). International Journal of Agriculture and Biology 1: 54–57.

Khan, F.U.H., Tahir, A.R., Yule, I.J., 2001. Intrinsic implication of different tillage practices on soil penetration resistance and crop growth. International Journal of Agriculture and Biology 3(1): 23–26.

Khurshid, K., Iqbal, M., Arif, M.S., Nawaz, A., 2006. Effect of tillage and mulch on soil physical properties and growth of maize. International Journal of Agriculture and Biology 8: 593–596.

Klute, A., Dirksen, C., 1986. Hydraulic conductivity and diffusivity: Laboratory methods. In: Methods of Soil Analysis Part 1 Physical and Mineralogical Methods. 2nd Edition, Klute, A., (Ed). American Society of Agronomy, Soil Science Society of America. Madison, Wisconsin, USA. pp. 687-734.

Lal, R., Stewart, B.A., 2013. Principles of sustainable soil management in agroecosystems. CRC Press. New York, USA. 552p.

Licht, M.A., Al-Kaisi, M., 2005. Strip-tillage effect on seedbed soil temperature and other soil physical properties. Soil and Tillage Research 80(1-2): 233–249.

Liebig, M.A., Johnson, H.A., Hanson, J.D., Frank, A.B., 2005. Soil carbon under switchgrass stands and cultivated cropland. Biomass and Bioenergy 28(4): 347–354.

López-Garrido, R., Deurer, M., Madejón, E., Murillo, J.M., Moreno, F., 2012. Tillage influence on biophysical soil properties: The example of a long-term tillage experiment under Mediterranean rainfed conditions in South Spain. Soil and Tillage Research 118: 52–60.

Mehari, A., Schultz, B., Depeweg, H., 2005. Where indigenous water management practices overcome failures of structures: The WadiLaba Spate Irrigation System in Eritrea. Irrigation and Drainage 54(1): 1–14.

Mudgal, A., Anderson, S.H., Baffaut, C., Kitchen, N.R., Sadler, E.J., 2010. Effects of long-term soil and crop management on soil hydraulic properties for claypan soils. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 65(6):  393–403.

Muñoz, A., López-Piñeiro, A., Ramírez, M., 2007. Soil quality attributes of conservation management regimes in a semi-arid region of south western Spain.  Soil and Tillage Research 95(1-2): 255–265.

O’Neal, A.M., 1949. Soil characteristics significant in evaluating permeability. Soil Science 67(5): 403-409.

Page, A.L., Miller, R.H., Kuny, D.R., 1986. Methods of Soil Analysis. Part 1 Chemical and Microbiological Properties. 2nd Edition, American Society of Agronomy, Soil Science Society of America. Madison, Wisconsin, USA.

Rachman, A., Anderson, S.H., Gantzer, C.J., Alberts, E.E., 2004. Soil hydraulic properties influenced by stiff-stemmed grass hedge systems. Soil Science Society of America Journal 68(4): 1386–1393.

Ramos, M.E., Robles, A.B., Sánchez-Navarro, A., González-Rebollar, J.L., 2011. Soil responses to different management practices in rainfed orchards in semiarid environments. Soil and Tillage Research 112 (1): 85–91.

Rashidi, M., Keshavarzpour, F., 2007. Effect of different tillage methods on grain yield and yield components of maize (Zea mays L.). International Journal of Agriculture and Biology 9(2): 274–277.

Richards, L.A., 1947. Pressure-membrane apparatus. Construction and use. Agriculture and Engineering 28: 451-454.

Salem, H.M., Valero, C., Muñoz, M.A., Rodríguez, M.G., Silver, L.L., 2015. Short-term effects of four tillage practices on soil physical properties, soil water potential, and maize yield. Geoderma 237-238: 60-70.

Seobi, T., Anderson, S.H., Udawatta, R.P., Gantzer, C.J., 2005. Influence of grass and agroforestry buffer strips on soil hydraulic properties for an Albaqualf. Soil Science Society America Journal 69(3): 893–901.

Teh, C.B.S., Jamal, T., 2006. Soil Physics Analyses. Vol. 1. University Putra Malaysia, Serdang. UPM press, Malaysia.

Zaibon, S., Anderson, S.H., Kitchen, N.R., Haruna, S.I., 2016. Hydraulic properties affected by top soil thickness in switchgrass and corn-soya-bean cropping systems. Soil Science Society America Journal 80(5): 1365-1376.

Abstract

The study was conducted to determine the effects of different tillage practices on some physical and hydraulic properties of soils in Hadejia Local Government Area of Jigawa state during the 2017 cropping season. The field experiment was laid in a Randomized Complete Block (RCB) Design in factorial arrangements with 4 treatments for tillage practices-TP (Zero tillage-ZT, Minimum tillage-MT, Conventional tillage-CT and Deep tillage-DT) and sampling depth-SD (5 cm, 15 cm, 25 cm and 35 cm) all were in four replicates. Data collected were analyzed using the generalized linear model of Statistical Analyses System (SAS 9.4) for the ANOVA. The results showed that there were significant differences (p<0.05) in the main effect of TP and SD as well as in the interaction effect between TP and SD on soil bulk density (Bd), saturated hydraulic conductivity (Ksat), volumetric moisture content (VWC) at different soil water potentials and plant available water (PAW). Greater Bd and Ksat were observed in DT which differed significantly (p<0.05) from other TP while the lowest was found in ZT with 6.5% reduction than DT. The result further showed no significant difference in terms of PAW (p>0.05) between the TP at the average depth of 15 and 25 cm, but they (TP) differed significantly at the average depth of 5 and 35 cm with the highest in ZT. Higher soil moisture content retained at all soil water pressure was found in ZT which differed significantly (p<0.01) form other TP. The research concluded that the best TP to be adopted in Hadejia in terms of improvement in physical and hydraulic properties is ZT practice.

Keywords: Conventional tillage, deep tillage, minimum tillage, sampling depth, tillage practices, zero tillage.

References

Afzalinia, S., Zabihi, J., 2014. Soil compaction variation during corn growing season under conservation tillage. Soil and Tillage Research 137: 1–6.

Alam, M.K., Islam, M.M., Salahin, N., Hasanuzzaman, M., 2014. Effect of tillage practices on soil properties and crop productivity in wheat-mungbean-rice cropping system under subtropical climatic conditions. The Scientific World Journal Article ID 437283.

Bai, Z.G., Dent, D.L., Lennart, O., Schaepman, M.E., 2008. Global assessment of land degradation and improvement: 1. Identification by remote sensing, Report 2008/01 (GLADA Report 5). ISRIC-World Soil Information, Wageningen, The Netherland, 70p.

Blake, G.R., Hartge, K.H., 1986. Bulk density. In: Methods of Soil Analysis Part 1 Physical and Mineralogical Methods. 2nd Edition, Klute, A., (Ed). American Society of Agronomy,-Soil Science Society of America. Madison, Wisconsin, USA. pp. 363-375.

Bronick, C.J., Lal, R., 2005. Soil structure and management: a review. Geoderma 124(1-2): 3–22.

Fuentes, J.P., Flury, M., Bezdicek, D.F., 2004. Hydraulic properties in a silt loam soil under natural prairie, conventional till, and no-till. Soil Science Society of America Journal 68(5): 1679–1688.

Gee, G.W., Bauder, J.W., 1986. Particle-size Analysis. In: Methods of Soil Analysis, Part 2, Chemical and Microbiological Properties, A.L. Page, R.H. Miller, D.R. Keeney (Eds.), 2nd Edition. Agronomy Monograph No. 9, American Society of Agronomy, Soil Science Society of America. Madison, Wisconsin, USA. pp. 383-411.

Iqbal, M., Hassan, A.U., Ali, A., Rizwanullah, M., 2005. Residual effect of tillage and farm manure on some soil physical properties and growth of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). International Journal of Agriculture and Biology 1: 54–57.

Khan, F.U.H., Tahir, A.R., Yule, I.J., 2001. Intrinsic implication of different tillage practices on soil penetration resistance and crop growth. International Journal of Agriculture and Biology 3(1): 23–26.

Khurshid, K., Iqbal, M., Arif, M.S., Nawaz, A., 2006. Effect of tillage and mulch on soil physical properties and growth of maize. International Journal of Agriculture and Biology 8: 593–596.

Klute, A., Dirksen, C., 1986. Hydraulic conductivity and diffusivity: Laboratory methods. In: Methods of Soil Analysis Part 1 Physical and Mineralogical Methods. 2nd Edition, Klute, A., (Ed). American Society of Agronomy, Soil Science Society of America. Madison, Wisconsin, USA. pp. 687-734.

Lal, R., Stewart, B.A., 2013. Principles of sustainable soil management in agroecosystems. CRC Press. New York, USA. 552p.

Licht, M.A., Al-Kaisi, M., 2005. Strip-tillage effect on seedbed soil temperature and other soil physical properties. Soil and Tillage Research 80(1-2): 233–249.

Liebig, M.A., Johnson, H.A., Hanson, J.D., Frank, A.B., 2005. Soil carbon under switchgrass stands and cultivated cropland. Biomass and Bioenergy 28(4): 347–354.

López-Garrido, R., Deurer, M., Madejón, E., Murillo, J.M., Moreno, F., 2012. Tillage influence on biophysical soil properties: The example of a long-term tillage experiment under Mediterranean rainfed conditions in South Spain. Soil and Tillage Research 118: 52–60.

Mehari, A., Schultz, B., Depeweg, H., 2005. Where indigenous water management practices overcome failures of structures: The WadiLaba Spate Irrigation System in Eritrea. Irrigation and Drainage 54(1): 1–14.

Mudgal, A., Anderson, S.H., Baffaut, C., Kitchen, N.R., Sadler, E.J., 2010. Effects of long-term soil and crop management on soil hydraulic properties for claypan soils. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 65(6):  393–403.

Muñoz, A., López-Piñeiro, A., Ramírez, M., 2007. Soil quality attributes of conservation management regimes in a semi-arid region of south western Spain.  Soil and Tillage Research 95(1-2): 255–265.

O’Neal, A.M., 1949. Soil characteristics significant in evaluating permeability. Soil Science 67(5): 403-409.

Page, A.L., Miller, R.H., Kuny, D.R., 1986. Methods of Soil Analysis. Part 1 Chemical and Microbiological Properties. 2nd Edition, American Society of Agronomy, Soil Science Society of America. Madison, Wisconsin, USA.

Rachman, A., Anderson, S.H., Gantzer, C.J., Alberts, E.E., 2004. Soil hydraulic properties influenced by stiff-stemmed grass hedge systems. Soil Science Society of America Journal 68(4): 1386–1393.

Ramos, M.E., Robles, A.B., Sánchez-Navarro, A., González-Rebollar, J.L., 2011. Soil responses to different management practices in rainfed orchards in semiarid environments. Soil and Tillage Research 112 (1): 85–91.

Rashidi, M., Keshavarzpour, F., 2007. Effect of different tillage methods on grain yield and yield components of maize (Zea mays L.). International Journal of Agriculture and Biology 9(2): 274–277.

Richards, L.A., 1947. Pressure-membrane apparatus. Construction and use. Agriculture and Engineering 28: 451-454.

Salem, H.M., Valero, C., Muñoz, M.A., Rodríguez, M.G., Silver, L.L., 2015. Short-term effects of four tillage practices on soil physical properties, soil water potential, and maize yield. Geoderma 237-238: 60-70.

Seobi, T., Anderson, S.H., Udawatta, R.P., Gantzer, C.J., 2005. Influence of grass and agroforestry buffer strips on soil hydraulic properties for an Albaqualf. Soil Science Society America Journal 69(3): 893–901.

Teh, C.B.S., Jamal, T., 2006. Soil Physics Analyses. Vol. 1. University Putra Malaysia, Serdang. UPM press, Malaysia.

Zaibon, S., Anderson, S.H., Kitchen, N.R., Haruna, S.I., 2016. Hydraulic properties affected by top soil thickness in switchgrass and corn-soya-bean cropping systems. Soil Science Society America Journal 80(5): 1365-1376.



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