The Effects of Biodegradability of Chemical Metabolites in Latex on the Physio-Chemical properties of soil in Lamigo Hills, Jos, Plateau State


chemical metabolites
Physio-chemical properties of soil
Lamingo hills and Jos


This study was carried out to ascertain the effects of degradability of chemical metabolites in latex underneath latex-producing plants in soil samples collected in Lamingo hill of Jos North lay out. Soil samples were collected using soil augar at 0.5 and 10 meters away from plant species. The latex-producing plants used are Euphorbia unispina viewed as A, Euporbia  tirucalli regarded as B and 10 meters away from the plant is represented by C. Soil texture under the plants gave loamy sandy while soil away from the plants gave sandy loamy. The LSD of soil pH is 0.43, showed mean for soil samples as 0.075, 0.975 and 0.000 that is all the soil samples were alkaline in nature. Soil nitrogen had LSD of 0.07and the depicted sample mean were 0.000, 0.075 and 0.075 which explained that nitrogen content was higher under the plants and distance away from the plants showed a reduction in nitrogen content. The LSD for organic matter was 1.6 with sample mean established were 0.20, 2.30 and 2.50 which demonstrated that there were more organic matter under the latex-producing plants and less in the soil sample distance away from both plant species. The biodegradability of the chemical metabolites was expressed in the texture type as loamy sandy, in pH, nitrogen content and organic matter components that exist under the plant species, that is the plant parts that dropped to the ground comprise of latex in them with various chemical metabolites which decomposed, add to the fertility and porosity of the soil. Farmers can use latex producing plant parts in the preparation of compost manure and where the plant is in abundance on the farmland, it is an advantage to the farmer.



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