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World Journal of Agricultural Research. 2015, 3(2), 70-73
DOI: 10.12691/wjar-3-2-6
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Assessment of Soil Phosphorus and Phosphorus Fixing Capacity of Three Vegetable Farms at Cabintan, Ormoc City, Leyte

Mary Chris P. Nierves1 and Felix M. Salas2,

1Institute of Tropical Ecology, College of Forestry and Environmental Science, Visayas State University, Baybay City Leyte, 6521-A Philippines

2Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry, College of Arts and Sciences, Visayas State University, Baybay City Leyte, 6521-A Philippines

Pub. Date: March 27, 2015

Cite this paper:
Mary Chris P. Nierves and Felix M. Salas. Assessment of Soil Phosphorus and Phosphorus Fixing Capacity of Three Vegetable Farms at Cabintan, Ormoc City, Leyte. World Journal of Agricultural Research. 2015; 3(2):70-73. doi: 10.12691/wjar-3-2-6

Abstract

Three vegetable farms in Cabintan, Ormoc City – a primary source of vegetables in Leyte Province, Philippines were carefully and randomly selected for the principal concern of this study. It aimed to determine and investigate the Available Soil Phosphorus and Soil Phosphorus Fixing Capacity in vegetable farms located in a mountainous area which soil mainly developed from volcanic tuff, basaltic and andesite materials. Five hundred grams (500g) of aggregate soil sample were collected from each farm. Result revealed that soil samples had low pH values ranged from 5.24 to 5.79 and high organic matter (OM) content which ranged from 10.852% to 22.502%. The available soil phosphorus is low but the Phosphorus fixing capacity of the soil is very high (92.46%-99.15%).

Keywords:
available soil phosphorus phosphorus fixing capacity soil test p level

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