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Effect of shifting cultivation on an upland volcanic soil in North-West Cameroon

Effect of shifting cultivation on an upland volcanic soil in North-West Cameroon

Geo Eco Trop 17(1-4): 163-170

The effects of shifting cultivation, organic matter and nutrient status of an upland volcanic soil in north-west Cameroon were evaluated. Soil characteristics under the cropping phase of shifting cultivation were compared with those in an adjoining 10-year old grass savannna fallow protected from burning. The organic matter contents of the 0-10 cm and 10-30 cm layers of cultivated soil were generally lower than the levels in the grass savanna control plots.

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