Effect of Agri-SC as a soil conditioner on runoff, soil loss and crust strengths


YÖNTER G. , YAĞMUR B.

AFRICAN JOURNAL OF BIOTECHNOLOGY, vol.10, no.61, pp.13292-13298, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 61
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Title of Journal : AFRICAN JOURNAL OF BIOTECHNOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.13292-13298

Abstract

This study was carried out to determine the effect of Agri-SC as a soil conditioner at different doses (0, 18.50, 37.00, 55.50 and 74.00 l ha(-1)) on water erosion and crust strengths under laboratory conditions with three replicates. The Agri-SC solutions were sprayed and two consecutive simulated rainfalls (60 mm h(-1)) were applied on a loamy soil sample into the erosion plots. Erosion plots were waited under a platform including four infrared lamps (250 Watt) at 16 h between two consecutive simulated rainfalls. Results showed that the Agri-SC treatments decreased runoff, soil loss and crust strengths significantly (p <= 0.01) in each of the two simulated rainfalls compared with controls in the experiment.