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Assessment of Potassium Leaching Behaviour in Selected Soils of Southeastern Nigeria

Umoh F. O

,

Osodeke, V. E

,

Akpan, U. S

Umoh F. O 1
Osodeke, V. E 2
Akpan, U. S 3


  1. Department of Soil Science, Akwa Ibom State University, Mkpat Enin, Nigeria 1

  2. Department of Soil Science and Meteorology, Michael Opara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Umuahia, Nigeria 2

  3. Department of Soil Science and Land Resources Management University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria 3

Pages: 10-18

DOI: 10.18488/journal.70.2018.51.10.18

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Article History:

Received: 08 January, 2018
Revised: 16 April, 2018
Accepted: 20 April, 2018
Published: 23 April, 2018


Abstract:

This study was conducted to asses Potassium leaching behavior of six (6) selected parent materials in Eastern Nigeria. The soils were formed from Shale, Coastal Plain Sand, Alluvium, Sandstone, Basement Complex and Basalt. A treatment solution containing O, 50, 100, 150 and 200mg/l of K prepared from KCl were added to 20g of soil samples in duplicated cups, the upper cup perforated, mixed thoroughly and allowed to dry. The cups were carefully covered and allowed to incubate for 1, 7, 30, 90 and 180 days, respectively. A total of 180 experimental units were generated and the treatment combinations were fitted into a Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD), with 6 soil types representing the blocks for each of the incubation periods. The soil samples were kept moist with deionized water at weekly interval throughout the duration of incubation. At the set days, the concentrations of K in the leachate were measured using flame photometry. The K concentrations with days of incubation were plotted against rates of addition. The result shows that the leaching behavior of K in the parent materials varies under similar experimental conditions. Coastal Plain Sand, Sandstone and Basaltic Soil with high sand content exhibits highest amount of leaching compared to shale, alluvium and basement complex with high clay content. A higher K losses with high rates of K addition was observed and K decreased with time (days) of incubation.
Contribution/ Originality
This study uses incubation methodology in assessing leaching potential of different soil types. This study is one of the very few studies which investigated leaching behaviour of soils of southeastern Nigeria. The paper’s primary contribution is the finding that soils with high sand content exhibits high K leaching than others.

Keywords:

Potassium, Leaching behaviour, Soils of Southeast Nigeria, Parent materials, Incubation time, Physical and hemical Properties soils, Leaching effect of K.

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Funding:

This study received no specific financial support.

Competing Interests:

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Acknowledgement:

All authors contributed equally to the conception and design of the study.

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