Effect of liming on maize production and erosion on an acid soil in SW Ghana

Mensah Bonsu


Studies carried out on an Oxisol in the south-west of Ghana using erosion plots showed that liming at rates up to 4 t ha-1 consistently increased the yield of maize. The studies also showed that liming consistently reduced soil and water losses on the acid soil; this is discussed with reference to prolific root development and loose soil structure likely to be associated with liming acid soils.


Liming; Soil loss; Runoff; Maize yield; Acid soil; Ghana

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