Sokoine University of Agriculture

Soil and land resources of Morogoro urban district, Tanzania

Show simple item record Msanya, Balthazari, M Kimbi, G.G Kimaro, D.N Mbogoni, J.D.J 2016-12-20T05:38:33Z 2016-12-20T05:38:33Z 2000
dc.description.abstract A semi-detailed characterization of soils ofMorogoro Urban district was carried out to provide a physical resource base for developing suitable programmes on land use planning, agricultural development and natural resources conservation at district level. The generated information would also be used for develop the agricultural land suitability, with a statement of potential and constraints on sustained use of soil and land resources of Morogoro Urban district. Results of the study could also facilitate transfer of agrotechnology from one area to another. Base map for the study was compiled from aerial-photo interpretation and subsequent overlaying on 1:50,000 scale topographic map of the district. A geological map was later on prepared and overlain on the former map to produce a landform and geology map of the district. A tentative working legend based on landforms and geology was developed for the landform and geology map. Field observations on soil morphology and their spatial distribution were carried out following the established landform and geology units. Soils were studied and described according to standard FAO (1990) guidelines. Both disturbed and undisturbed soil horizon samples were taken for laboratory studies including physico-chemical and mineralogical characterization of the soils. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Sokoine University of Agriculture en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Sokoine University of Agriculture en_US
dc.subject Land use planning en_US
dc.subject Agricultural development en_US
dc.subject Natural resource conservation en_US
dc.subject Soil characterisation en_US
dc.title Soil and land resources of Morogoro urban district, Tanzania en_US
dc.type Technical Report en_US

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