ISSN: 0041-3216

ISSN: 0041-3216 (Online), 0041-3216 (Print)
Volume 68 Number 3
Research Papers
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.
Keywords: Liming; Soil loss; Runoff; Maize yield; Acid soil; Ghana