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Studies on Some Pedological Indices, Nutrient Flux Pattern and Plant Distribution in Metropolitan Dumpsites in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State

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Author(s): Felix Ogbemudia and Emem Mbong*

Journal: Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biological Research
ISSN 2320-9267

Volume: 1;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 40;
Date: 2013;
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Keywords: Dumpsites | pedology | soil | heavy metals | nutrients | physiochemical properties.

ABSTRACT
The physical and chemical properties of soils and plants distribution in metropolitan dumpsites in Uyo,Nigeria were studied. Soil samples were collected from two popular dumpsites and analysed using standardscientific procedures. The Results showed that there were slight desparities in the nutrient profile of thesedumpsites. Generally, the nutrients levels were high and soil heavy metals concentration were found to bewithin permissible limits. This study also revealed the monospecific nature of dumpsite 1 and higherspecies presence corresponding with increased nutrient levels in dumpsite site 2. This study encourages theuse of dumpsites soils for agricultural purpose(s) when the soil heavy metal falls within permissible range.
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