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Soils of the semi-arid savanna zone of north-eastern Kenya

Wim G. Sombroek

Soils of the semi-arid savanna zone of north-eastern Kenya

by Wim G. Sombroek

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Published by Republic of Kenya, Ministry of Agriculture, National Agricultural Laboratories, Kenya Soil Survey in [Nairobi] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Kenya.
    • Subjects:
    • Soils -- Kenya.,
    • Savannas -- Kenya.,
    • Arid regions -- Kenya.

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: leaf 12.

      Statementby W. G. Sombroek, J. P. Mbuvi and H. W. Okwaro.
      SeriesMiscellaneous soil paper ;, no. M2
      ContributionsMbuvi, J. P., joint author., Okwaro, H. W., joint author.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsS599.5.K4 S65
      The Physical Object
      Pagination12 leaves, [4] leaves of plates :
      Number of Pages12
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4712753M
      LC Control Number77980647

      Savannas are characterized as areas connecting the equator forests and tropical deserts, with a wide range of vegetation in grassland, deserts and woodlands. The biggest savannas are in South Africa, occupying 46 percent of the land in that area. Savanna soil types are determined by the climate they occupy, but are. Innovations as Key to the Green Revolution in Africa Exploring the Scientific Facts. Editors and Nitrogen Fertilizer Combinations Affect Maize Productivity, Soil Structure and Nutrient Balances in Semi-arid Kenya. Organic Matter Utilisation and the Determinants of Organic Manure Use by Farmers in the Guinea Savanna Zone of Nigeria.

      CiteScore: ℹ CiteScore: CiteScore measures the average citations received per document published in this title. CiteScore values are based on citation counts in a given year (e.g. ) to documents published in three previous calendar years (e.g. – 14), divided by the number of documents in these three previous years (e.g. – 14). Soil loss as affected by different combinations of surface litter and rock. J. Environmental Quality Berish, C.W. Root biomass and surface area In three successional tropical forests. Can. J. For. Res. Bernhard-Reversat, F. Biogeochemical cycle of nitrogen in a semi-arid savanna. Oikos Binkley, D File Size: 1MB.

      Get free shipping on Advances in Integrated Soil Fertility Management in Sub-Saharan Africa Challenges and Opportunities ISBN from TextbookRush at a great price and get . A savanna or savannah is a mixed woodland-grassland ecosystem characterised by the trees being sufficiently widely spaced so that the canopy does not close. The open canopy allows sufficient light to reach the ground to support an unbroken herbaceous layer consisting primarily of grasses.. Savannas maintain an open canopy despite a high tree density. It is often believed that savannas feature.


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Soils of the semi-arid savanna zone of north-eastern Kenya by Wim G. Sombroek Download PDF EPUB FB2

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Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Author: Wim G Sombroek. Recent ground observation and study of ERTS imagery, in connection with national programme for country-wide soils mapping at scale 1: 1, have yielded substantial new information on the nature and distribution of the soils in the savanna-covered semi-arid plains of the North-Eastern by: 3.

Record number: Title: Soils of the Semi-Arid Savanna Zone of North-Eastern Kenya. Miscellaneous Soil Paper no. M Kenya Soils Survey S/JK/WGS - 14/10/ and distribution of t'te soils in the savanna—covered setli—arid plains The findings differ in several aspects from of north—eastern Kenya.

earlier schematic mapping, notaE1y in the near absence OE well drained calcareous soils and the wide extent of goilg in the central—eastern section.

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These soils support scanty vegetation and have very little humus. Abstract. The long-term experiment was initiated in on a P-deficient soil in semi-arid Kenya where sustainability of the cereal/legume intercropping was assessed by monitoring trends in grain yield, soil organic C (SOC) and soil extractable P (Olsen method).Cited by: 3.

Integrated soil management with leguminous cover crops was studied at two sites in the northern Guinea savanna zone of northern Nigeria, Kaduna ( day growing season) and Bauchi ( days). One-year planted fallows of mucuna, lablab, and crotalaria were compared with natural grass fallow and cowpea by: Accelerated soil erosion is one of the major global environmental problems that particularly affect regions within arid and semi-arid climate zones, where the ecosystems and soils are fragile.

PROBLEMS OF ARID LANDS Desertification Semi-arid (steppe and savanna) grasslands provide man with accessible rangeland for his animals -- cattle, camels, sheep and goats. For reasons that were summed up in the previous section, land productivity decreases as human exploitation increases in Cited by: phorum africanum, on the soil under their canopies in semi-arid traditional grazing land in south eastern Botswana.

Soil under the two tree canopies was compared with soil in the open savanna. livestock production. The vegetation is an arid savanna, with a carrying capacity of ha per LSU.

Major soil types The soils of South Africa have been classified using a hierarchical system (Soil Classification Working Group ), and include a large number of soil bodies which range from soil File Size: KB.

The exploratory soil map and Agro-Climatic Zone map of Kenya. scaleEl Kenya Soil Survey, Nairobi. Consultancy 1. Mbuvi, J.P., Soil types and suitabilities in catchment rehabilitation and conservation; in Kerio Valley Region.p Republic of Kenya; Kerio Valley Development authority.

South Africa - South Africa - Soils: South Africa contains three major soil regions. East of approximately longitude 25° E, soils have formed under wet summer and dry winter conditions; the more-important soil types there are laterite (red, leached, iron-bearing soil), unleached subtropical soils, and gleylike (i.e., bluish gray, sticky, and compact) podzolic soils (highly leached soils that.

This article includes a schematic diagram representing local farmers' distinctions of the crop fields in terms of the distance from their houses and soil fertility (), table that summarizes the literature review of the previous case studies on determinants of manure application techniques conducted in other parts of sub-Saharan Africa where cattle dung is used for manure (), table describing a Cited by: 1.

A long-term (–) fire experiment in the grazed semi-arid savanna of the Northern Territory was used to investigate the relative impacts of soil properties and fire history on vegetation composition and diversity in grassland and woodland habitats.

Subtle variation in soil texture influenced vegetation composition and abundance independently of fire variables and was generally a more Cited by: 3.

To empower smallholder rural communities in arid and semi-arid areas of Zimbabwe, Kenya, Uganda and globally to manage their lives and resources holistically, to improve their quality of life and that of future generations. Programme Objectives. Land Management: Rehabilitate degraded rangelands and restore healthy grasslands for increased fodder.

Soil Research Origin and distribution of clay minerals of soils in semi-arid zones: example of Ksob watershed (Western High Atlas, Morocco) Applied Clay Science A comparison of methods to assess susceptibility to soil sealing Geoderma Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this book to your organisation's collection.

Properties and Management of Soils in the Tropics. Agricultural management affects earthworm and termite diversity across sub-humid to semi-arid tropical zones. of the macroaggregate structure of a de-structured savanna soil under.

Abstract. The population ecology of Acacia tortilis, one of the important woody species in the arid and semi‐arid regions of northern Africa, was studied in the Sudan: Ten sample plots were established Cited by:.

Semi-Arid North Eastern Nigeria’ Journal of Social and Management Studies (JOSAMS) Special Edition Volume – (7)Yusuf, M.

A.() ‘Indigenous Classification, Characteristics and Uses of Soils in Four Agroecologies of the Semi Arid North Eastern Nigeria’ Journal of Environmental and Social Sciences (SAVANNA) In Press.To the north, it is replaced by drier savanna and semi-desert vegetation.

To the south it grades into the southern Acacia-Commiphora bushland and thicket around the Kenya-Tanzania border. Climatically, the area falls within the seasonal tropics, with seasonality controlled by movement of the Inter Tropical Convergence Zone.Water governance regimes have a profound effect on vegetation and soil attributes.

This is because they directly impact on grazing patterns. Kenyan peri-urban drylands are grappling with climate change and variability, population spill-over from neighboring towns and cities and land degradation that put strain on water resources. Water demand therefore outstrips : Stanley Jawuoro, Erick Omollo, Manei Naanyu, Danny Simatele, Consolata Muhindi.