HomeIAMURE International Journal of Ecology and Conservationvol. 38 no. 1 (2022)

Physical and Chemical Soil Characterization of ASIST Rice Experimental Field




This study is conducted to elucidate how changes in soil quality characteristics relate to continuous rice development and fertilization in the Abra State Institute of Sciences and Technology rice experimental field. The four (4) rice experimental fields were assessed by conducting a soil sampling. The soil samples were gathered and carried in the soil science laboratory. The samples were processed and analyzed to evaluate the soil’s physical properties like soil texture, bulk density, particle density, and percent porosity and the chemical properties such as soil pH, percent nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. The results revealed that the experimental sites were moderate to high water and nutrient holding capacity, compacted soil, low organic matter content, and low nitrogen content. On the other hand, high to moderate in available phosphorus, soluble potassium, and neutral soil pH. Employing good agricultural practices could help to improve the soil physical and chemical properties of ASIST rice experimental areas.