Suitability evaluation of the University of Ilorin farmland for cowpea

OGUNWALE, J.A and Olaniyan, J.O. and Aduloju, M.O (2009) Suitability evaluation of the University of Ilorin farmland for cowpea. Journal of Crop Resources, 37 (1,2,3). pp. 34-39.

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The University of Ilorin farmland, situated in the southern Guinea savanna zone of Nigeria, was evaluated for its suitability for the production of cowpea [Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp.]. Potential and actual suitability indices were calculated from raw morphological and chemical data on five pedons. Climate was not a constraint to the production of cowpea in Ilorin and its environ. Available phosphorus was a constraint in two of the five pedons studied. Aggregate potential suitability rating showed that Bolorunduro series was the most suitable for cowpea production, followed by Ilemona, Tanke and Badi series, respectively. Afon series is constrained by both drainage and texture factors. Key words : Land suitability evaluation, potential and actual suitability indices

Item Type: Article
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2019 13:31
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2019 13:31

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