POTASSIUM RETENTION IN SOILS OF NIGERIA- A REVIEW

Article Id: ARCC2511 | Page : 231 - 234
Citation :- POTASSIUM RETENTION IN SOILS OF NIGERIA- A REVIEW.Agricultural Reviews.2008.(29):231 - 234
I. O. Osemwota
Address : Faculty of Agriculture, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma – Nigeria

Abstract

The mechanism of potassium retention in Nigerian soils appears complex. In order to
overcome the effect of K fixation in the soils, the use of K fertiliser factor was proposed by
many workers. This, to some extent, had proved to be successful. It is imperative to note that
K retention in Nigerian soils is influenced by pH, organic matter, parent material, type and
content of clay, Al2O3, concentration of K added to soil and moisture content. However,
significant responses of crops to K application to Nigerian soils had been documented.

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