(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Effects of topography and land use on soil characteristics along the toposequence of Ele watershed in southern Ethiopia

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

DESSALEGN D. (1) ; BEYENE S. (1) ; RAM N. (1) ; WALLEY F. (2) ; GALA T.S. (3) ;
(1) School of Plant and Horticultural Sciences, Univ., Hawassa, ETHIOPIE
(2) Dept. of Soil Science, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, CANADA
(3) Dept. of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Tennessee state Univ., Nashville, ETATS-UNIS


In this paper physicochemical soil properties along the toposequence of the Ele watershed in southern Ethiopia were characterized. Additionally, random soil samples were collected from adjacent cultivated, grassland and forest soils; and 3 composites were made for each land use type within the 3 slope classes. It is highlighted that : Topography influenced the morphological and physicochemical properties of the soils; Three major soil groupings were observed at upper, middle and lower slope classes; Changes in land use have also resulted in differences in soil quality indicators; Cultivated soils were low in bases, OC, total nitrogen and available phosphorus


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

Editor : Catena, Cremlingen-Destedt - ALLEMAGNE (1973)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 115 [pp. 47-54]

Bibliographic references : 45 ref.

Collation : 2 fig., 6 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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