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Wastewater Applications: Changes in Soil Properties, Livestock Response and Crop Yield

Environmental Management and Health

ISSN: 0956-6163

Article publication date: 1 January 1992



Examines the potential for excessive crop uptake of nutrients, soil mineralization, and response of livestock to the usage of Ogunpa Stream, Ibadan, Nigeria. A number of surface water and soil samples were collected from the Ogunpa and small irrigated farms near the stream for physico‐chemical examination. Results show that the stream is suitable for irrigated agriculture but not for aquaculture and livestock breeding especially in the middle reaches. The added nutrients accumulated in the cultivated layer of the soil. There was some evidence of migration of some elements down from the cultivated layer. The potential hazard for pollution caused by irrigating with the polluted water threatens crop and vegetables grown on adjacent farms as well as groundwater of the nearby area. This may seriously affect the consumers. It is recommended that residents around the stream become aware of how to reduce the pollution level.



Sangodoyin, A.Y. (1992), "Wastewater Applications: Changes in Soil Properties, Livestock Response and Crop Yield", Environmental Management and Health, Vol. 3 No. 1, pp. 11-17.




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