Evaluation of Some Soil Properties on Dehydrogenase Activity in River Getsi Kano State, Nigeria

  • Mansur Mohammed Abdul Department of Geography Bayero University Kano Nigeria
  • Tasiu Rilwanu Yalwa Department of Geography Bayero University Kano Nigeria
  • Sunisi Abdu Yusuf Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Engineering, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto-Nigeria



The study aimed at evaluating some soil physicochemical properties of soil on dehydrogenase activity in the soil of the area which was achieved by assessing some selected physicochemical properties of soil and dehydrogenase activities, and determine the relationship between some selected physicochemical properties of soil and dehydrogenase activities of soil in the area. One square kilometer of irrigated land was selected randomly and then divided in to 10 grids square and samples were collected in each grid using composite method and analyzed using standard laboratory procedures. The results shows that, clay recorded mean values of 3.8 cmol/kg ±0.84, EC 1385 dSm-1 ±760, pH 7.66±0.46, OC 1.37%±125, total nitrogen 0.15%±0.04, CEC 2.8 cmol/kg±0.06 and DHA 0.005±0.06.  The findings shows that, there is no significant relationship between clay, EC, pH, Oc, nitrogen and dehydrogenase activities using correlation analyses at p ˂0.05 probability level, while the regression analyses show that the coefficient of determination (r2) values obtained are 0.05, 0.44, 0.001, 0.03, 0.006 and 0.09 for clay, EC, pH, Oc, TN and CEC respectively. From the findings it was concluded that Ec, pH, OC, N and CEC have no significant effect on DHA of the soil in the area. It is therefore recommended that appropriate soil management practice should be encourage more to enhance microbial activity in the soil of the area.

Keywords: Soil, Enzymes, Dehydrogenase, Soil properties, River Getsi


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Abdul, M. M., Yalwa, T. R., & Yusuf, S. A. (2018). Evaluation of Some Soil Properties on Dehydrogenase Activity in River Getsi Kano State, Nigeria. Malaysian Journal of Applied Sciences, 3(1), 34-41. Retrieved from https://journal.unisza.edu.my/myjas/index.php/myjas/article/view/94
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