International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Variation in the Physico-Chemical Properties of Badagry and Ikorodu Soils, Lagos Nigeria
Ogundele, Fatai Olakunle

This study examined the variation in the physico-chemical properties of soils in Badagry and Ikorodu, Lagos to establish the effect of season and location on soil physical and chemical properties. Soil samples were taken at depths of 0-20cm from 26 and 36 points respectively at Badagry and Ikorodu using soil auger and collected in polythene bags The soil samples were analyzed for their texture, structure, pH, and the availability of some basic soil nutrients such as Nitrogen, Organic Carbon, Potassium, Phosphorus, etc) in accordance with Standard analytical procedures. The study revealed that the physico-chemical properties of soil in the areas under focus do not significantly vary among the variables (location, season and vegetation cover) probably because of the similarities in geology, climate and vegetation types..

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