Studies on the relationship between some soil properties and sugarcane production at the Bacita Sugar Estate

  • SS Afolabi

Abstract

Field studies on the relationship between some soil properties and sugarcane yield was carried out in the production fields of the Nigerian Sugar Company, Bacita, Kwara State, Nigeria. The soils were found to be strongly acidic with medium organic matter while values obtained for total nitrogen and cation exchange capacity were low, potassium and other secondary nutrients were found to be present in adequate quantities for good cane growth if other necessary production inputs are non-limiting. Relative yield was positively correlated with both macro and secondary nutrients while strong acidity was found to have adverse effect on sugarcane yield.

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