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Soil Suitability Evaluation for Maize Crop Production in Terengganu Region of Malaysia

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Adzemi Mat Arshad, M. I. Usman, Yahaya Haruna Rawayau,T. L. Dalorima
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BRIS soils are regarded as marginal soils because the soils are too sandy (82-99 %), weakly structured, soil nutrient deficiency, having low water holding and retention capacity, limited ability to support plant growth and having a relatively high soil temperature. The research sites consist of three selected locations in the east coast area of Terengganu, Malaysia and lies at the elevations in a range between 0-5m above sea level. This study, land evaluation (FAO, 1976) was conducted using secondary data previously published by Roslan et al (2010). Almost all profiles shows no clear differentiation of horizons and are dominated by sand fractions (95-98 %), silt and clay contends are below 4%. According to soil taxonomy, Baging series is classified as sandy, siliceous, isohyperthermic, typic, quartzipsamments, RhuTapai is named as sandy, siliceous, isohyperthermic, arenic, alorthods, Rudua is identical with sandy, siliceous, isohyperthermic, arenic, alorthods and Jambu belongs to sandy, siliceous, isohyperthermic, arenic, alorthods. The results of land suitability evaluation using land characteristics for maize with actual class suitability of Baging (N1;w,f) suitable for growth and Rhu Tapai(S3;f), Rudua (S3;w,f) and Jambu (S3;f) marginally suitable class. When the potential classes of these soil improved with soil ameliorants, the following potential classes were achieved; Baging (S3;f), indicates that this soil (Rhu Tapai: S3;f) cannot be easily improve due to the fertility and soil physical characteristic surrounding it as well as Rudua (S3;f) and Jambu is (S3;f).

Adzemi Mat Arshad, M. I. Usman, Yahaya Haruna Rawayau,T. L. Dalorima

BRIS Soil, Soil Suitability, Suitability Of Maize Crop, Spodic Zone.

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 3 | Issue 8 | November-December - 2017
Date of Publication Print ISSN Online ISSN
2017-11-15 2395-1990 2394-4099
Page(s) Manuscript Number   Publisher
151-158 IJSRSET173821   Technoscience Academy

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Adzemi Mat Arshad, M. I. Usman, Yahaya Haruna Rawayau,T. L. Dalorima, "Soil Suitability Evaluation for Maize Crop Production in Terengganu Region of Malaysia", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 3, Issue 8, pp.151-158, November-December-2017.
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