DEVEL0PMENT OF SOIL DATABASE . Owilla , B. P.O., Elizabeth, A. O., Njagi , R. E. Introduction.
Kenya needs to intensify monitoring of soil trends irrigation schemes in order to meet the growing demand for food, fibre and industrial development ; and as an early warning for wrong agricultural practices due to migration of human populations to drylands.
rapid destruction of soil structure and changes flora and fauna, due to intensive irrigation/pesticides/fertlizers within upstream-downstrean ecosystem can result to low yields and low farm incomes
. A similar trend has been experienced our old irrigation schemes viz. Kalacha in Marsabit, Bura and Hola.
The enormity of information that needs to be generated under intensive irrigation necessitates modernization of the monitoring data capture, analysis and communication.
In this project, therefore, an electronic soil monitoring database was developed to effectively monitor the irrigation-induced soil changes to facilitate timely corrective measures for sustainable irrigation water and land productivity
A. To monitor soil quality/fertility through:
Administration Research Database
SAMPLE ACQUISITION AND DESSIMINATION
Communication based on web based catalogue which will be made available in electronic form via www://chemistry-pc/soil monitoring
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