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Impact of Land Use System of Some Land Degradation Indicators in Atbara, River Nile State

Impact of Land Use System of Some Land Degradation Indicators in Atbara, River Nile State

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Title: Impact of Land Use System of Some Land Degradation Indicators in Atbara, River Nile State
Author: Abdalla, Amel; Mohamed, Eltegani
Abstract: This study was conducted in Atbara Food Security Scheme, River Nile State (lat 16°-22° N and long 32°-36°E), to assess the impact of adopted management systems: crop rotation, irrigation methods, addition of fertilizers, fodder and trees species, on land degradation using some biophysical, climate, physical, chemical and biological indicators of soil properties, species of vegetation cover, salinity, sodality and land productivity. Forty-five soil samples were collected from three farms of different systems and an uncultivated site (control). Also, water samples were taken from the main irrigation canal coming from the River Nile and well used for drinking. Statistical analysis revealed significant (P≤0.05) differences in some of the soil properties. The results showed that adopted land use systems have a positive impact on land quality by increasing the organic mater content and reducing sand content in the cultivated area as compared with the uncultivated site. The study showed the high suitability of the canal water for irrigation (ECe = 0.157 dS/m, pH, = 8.03). The characteristic of the drinking water in the study area fell within the recommended level of WHO (RSC=1.20).
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/handle/123456789/9247
Date: 2014-02


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