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Original article | International Journal of Innovative Approaches in Agricultural Research 2019, Vol. 3(2) 247-256

Effect of Water Harvesting Techniqueson Soil Properties in the South Omdurman Area- Sudan

Shaker Babiker Ahmed, Amir Bakheit Saeed & Mohammed Abd Alla Mohamed Ali

pp. 247 - 256   |  DOI: https://doi.org/10.29329/ijiaar.2019.194.10   |  Manu. Number: MANU-1808-30-0004

Published online: June 30, 2019  |   Number of Views: 3  |  Number of Download: 22


Abstract

Abstract: This study was conducted at Khartoum New International Airport, South Omdurman area, Khartoum State, Sudan. A complete randomized block design was followed to study the effect of Holes and Crescents water harvesting techniques on the soil moisture content soil sample were taken prior and immediately after rains and  at three weeks intervals.

The results indicated that the Holes and Crescents water harvesting techniques affected positively some soil physical properties especially at the upper soil layer (0 – 30 cm) which was subjected to excavation by a loader. These soil properties included porosity, field capacity and infiltration rate as they have direct influence on the soil moisture content.

The Holes water harvesting techniques showed an increase of 15% in soil moisture content resulting in better improvement of the soil physical properties as compared to the Crescents water harvesting techniques, hence the farmer techniques recommended for adoption

Keywords: Holes, Crescents, water harvesting technique, infiltration rate, field capacity, moisture content


How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Ahmed, S.B., Saeed, A.B. & Ali, M.A.A.M. (2019). Effect of Water Harvesting Techniqueson Soil Properties in the South Omdurman Area- Sudan . International Journal of Innovative Approaches in Agricultural Research, 3(2), 247-256. doi: 10.29329/ijiaar.2019.194.10

Harvard
Ahmed, S., Saeed, A. and Ali, M. (2019). Effect of Water Harvesting Techniqueson Soil Properties in the South Omdurman Area- Sudan . International Journal of Innovative Approaches in Agricultural Research, 3(2), pp. 247-256.

Chicago 16th edition
Ahmed, Shaker Babiker, Amir Bakheit Saeed and Mohammed Abd Alla Mohamed Ali (2019). "Effect of Water Harvesting Techniqueson Soil Properties in the South Omdurman Area- Sudan ". International Journal of Innovative Approaches in Agricultural Research 3 (2):247-256. doi:10.29329/ijiaar.2019.194.10.

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