Soil properties under Chromolaena odorata fallow on two soil types (Southern Cameroon) uri icon

abstract

  • POM weight was higher in the Typic Kandiudox. C content in coarse POM (2000-4000 mu m) and N content in medium POM (2000-250 mu m) were higher in the Typic Kandiudult (30.8% and 1.9%) than in the Typic Kandiudox (28.6% and 1.2% respectively). Soil C mineralization was higher in the Typic Kanduidult than in the Typic Kanduidox. (c) 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
  • Soil properties were characterised under Chromolaena odorata (the dominant natural fallow in southern Cameroon) on the Typic Kandiudult and Typic Kandiudox using nutrient concentrations, particulate organic matter (POM) status and C mineralization in vitro. POM (53-4000 mu m) status was assessed by weight and C and N contents while C mineralization was determined after 4 weeks of soil incubation in laboratory at 28 degrees C.

publication date

  • 2006
  • 2006