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Ghana Journal of Agricultural Science

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Saturated hydraulic conductivity values of some forest soils of Ghana determined by a simple method

M. Bonsu, B. A. Masopeh

Abstract


A simple falling-head method is presented for the laboratory determination of saturated hydraulic conductivity of some forest soils of Ghana. Using the procedure, it was found that saturated hydraulic conductivity was positively and negatively correlated with sand content and clay content, respectively, both at P = 0.05 level. Further, the statistical functional relationships between saturated hydraulic conductivity and sand content and clay content were best described by an exponential function, respectively.


(Ghana Journal of Agricultural Science, 1996, 29(2): 75-80)



http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/gjas.v29i2.1994
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