Home › Vol 1, No 1 (2013): August  ›  Abstract ›  View Pdf

Soil Quality of Kapatagan Watershed, Lanao del Norte

Victoria E. Matunog, Al Jether P. Yap, Hannah E. Gonzaga, Jendelou H. Buhi-an

Kapatagan watershed had once provided abounding natural resources to the community but is now degraded due to natural and anthropogenic activities. A rapid site assessment was conducted to determine soil quality of Kapatagan watershed. Seven representative barangays were selected as sampling sites. Moisture, texture, drainage, color and slope, pH, potassium, nitrogen and phosphorus content were the physicochemical properties of soil assessed. Results showed that most of these physicochemical qualities were within the standards while some were already at the borderline and few were outside the standard limit. Soil quality in Curvada was still good and suitable for plant growth. Phosphorus in soil of Mahayahay, Bel-is and Cathedral was already depleted. Mahayahay soil was slightly degraded as indicated further by the color and the surface pH value. These results can be used to evaluate past practices to determine their impact to watershed soil quality and to formulate policy direction towards sustainability. However, further investigation on various chemical, physical, and biological properties is necessary to comprehensively evaluate the current status on soil quality of the area.

The PDF file you selected should load here if your Web browser has a PDF reader plug-in installed (for example, a recent version of Adobe Acrobat Reader).

Alternatively, you can also download the PDF file directly to your computer, from where it can be opened using a PDF reader. To download the PDF, click the Download link below.

If you would like more information about how to print, save, and work with PDFs, Highwire Press provides a helpful Frequently Asked Questions about PDFs.

download
© 2014 MU Research & Publication Office, Phone: +6388 521 0367 loc 106 | research@mu.edu.ph
32032 Total Visitors