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Soils of the Accra Plains

H. Brammer

Soils of the Accra Plains

by H. Brammer

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Published by Soil Research Institute, Ghana Academy of Sciences in Kumasi .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Ghana,
  • Accra Plains.
    • Subjects:
    • Soils -- Ghana -- Accra Plains.,
    • Soil surveys -- Ghana -- Accra Plains.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 121).

      Statement[H. Brammer].
      SeriesMemoir / Soil Research Institute, Ghana Academy of Sciences ;, no. 3, Memoir (Ghana Academy of Sciences. Soil Research Institute) ;, no. 3.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsS599.5.G42 A343 1967
      The Physical Object
      Paginationviii, 146 p. :
      Number of Pages146
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1330775M
      LC Control Number92211673

      Air, soil and water pollution monitoring and assessment of mining areas are therefore imperative for sustainable environment. This book which is based on a research study conducted in Ghana gives an insight on how the levels of ten heavy metals in air, soils and water samples can be monitored in . This study evaluated the distribution, controlling variables, and potential sources of heavy metals in the soils of the Legon hill catena, prominent soils of Accra Plains, Ghana, West Africa. Soil samples were collected from the profiles of five dominant soil series, comprising four Alfisols and one Vertisol, developed on different.

      The concentrations of Hg, Cu, Pb, Zn, Cd, Fe, Mn, Cr and As were measured in groundwaters from the Upper West and Upper East Regions and the Accra Plains of Ghana. Apart from Fe, the trace metal levels for the two Upper Regions were similar. Samples from the Accra Plains had the highest trace metal concentration. However, Hg and As were undetected in all the samples. “The soil is the great connector of lives, the source and destination of all. It is the healer and restorer and resurrector, by which disease passes into health, age into youth, death into life.

      Brammer H () Soils of the Accra Plains. Memoir No. 3. Soil Research Institute, Kumasi. Budzinski H, Jones I, Bellocq J, Pierard C, and Garrigues P () Evaluation of sediment contamination by polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in the Gironde estuary. Mar Chem 58 85– Properties of five soils developed on different positions of a Legon hill catena in the Accra Plains, Ghana, were studied. Nyigbenya, Toje, Adenta, Haatso and Alajo series were located on the higher upperslope, lower upperslope, middle slope, lower slope and bottom slope positions, respectively.


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Four soil profiles, uncultivated and cultivated examples of Akuse and Prampram series from the Accra Plains of Ghana, developed in situ from garnetiferous hornblende gneiss, were examined in this study to establish their physical and chemical properties, macromorphology, micromorphology, and by: Ghana - Ghana - Soils: Throughout the country, weathering, leaching, and the formation of laterite hardpans (hard, impervious layers composed chiefly of iron and aluminum oxides cemented by relatively insoluble materials) by capillary movement (the movement of water containing mineral salts to the surface) and evaporation are common processes that vary in importance according to the.

of over 4, results for Books: Science & Math: Agricultural Sciences: Soil Science Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm’s Practical Guide to Liberation on the Land   Legon hill in the Accra Plains is an outlier of the Togo–Akwapim Range.

The geology of the area as described by Junner and Bates () is Togo (pre-cambrian) quartzite with smaller amounts of phyllite, sericite, schist, sandstone, and shale.

The catena on the Legon hill under study consists of five soil series, comprising four Alfisols and one by: Distribution and potential source evaluation of heavy metals in prominent soils of Accra Plains, GhanaCited by: Ghana, country of western Africa, situated on the coast of the Gulf of Guinea.

Although relatively small in area and population, Ghana is one of the leading countries of Africa and is celebrated for its rich history. Ghana’s capital is the coastal city of Accra. Learn more about the country of Ghana here.

Samples of soil have been taken from various situations at different times to illustrate the effects of season, water,agriculture, disturbance and type of soil, on the soil meiofauna of the Accra Plains, It is shown that there is a significant difference both in numbers and in vertical distribution of the animals in different seasons and in different soils.

Add your e-mail address to receive free newsletters from SCIRP. The samples of soil were removed by means of a soil corer (K.C, Productions Ltd, Model ) of 4W diameter and.

18w deep (Fig £$» This instrument has many advantages for use in the * soils of the Accra plains, which are mainly either gravelly or of clay* These advantages include a removable cutting head, and a very. SOIL G R Ó' U' P 1 Commonly Red or Reddish-Brown, Deep to Moderately Deep, Well Drained, Medium Textured Soils on Uplands and River Terraces.

This group includes the Abotakyi, Av. Environmental contamination by heavy metals remains a major threat to health and agricultural productivity, particularly in developing countries.

This study evaluated the distribution, controlling variables, and potential sources of heavy metals in the soils of the Legon hill catena, prominent soils of Accra Plains, Ghana, West Africa. Soil samples were collected from the profiles of five.

Properties of five soils developed on different positions of a Legon hill catena in the Accra Plains, Ghana, were studied. Nyigbenya, Toje, Adenta, Haatso and Alajo series were located on the higher upperslope, lower upperslope, middle slope, lower.

This book provides an up-to-date information on Vertisols research, and guides readers to important reference material. Four keynote papers and eight country papers and national perspectives on the management of Vertisols in Malawi, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Ghana and Ethiopia are presented.

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Sustaining Soil Productivity in Intensive African Agriculture. Field Tour Guide Book for Accra Plains. 14thth November Author(s) Agyili, P.; Amatekpor, J.K.; Oteng, J.W. Publisher: Soil Research Institutue (CSIR), K: Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Co-operation (CTA) Publication year: Description: 19 p.

Notes. The Kpong Research Centre was set up in to determine which tree species could be grown on the black cotton soils of the Accra Plains, and to develop suitable methods of planting and tending these trees.

Numerous exotic and indigenous species were planted on the ha area, prepared by burning, the removal of stumps and disc-ploughing. Environmental contamination by heavy metals remains a major threat to health and agricultural productivity, particularly in developing countries.

This study evaluated the distribution, controlling variables, and potential sources of heavy metals in.

Properties of five soils developed on different positions of a Legon hill catena in the Accra Plains, Ghana, were studied. Nyigbenya, Toje, Adenta, Haatso and Alajo series were located on the higher. A plan to irrigate the Accra Plains was announced in Should this plan come to reality, much of the area could be opened to large-scale cultivation.

To the west of Accra, the low plains contain wider valleys and rounded low hills, with occasional rocky headlands. In general the land is flat and covered with grass and scrub.

Infiltration and sorptivity were studied under four different Vertisol management technologies on the Accra Plains of Ghana. The technologies were the cambered bed, the Ethiopian bed, the ridge.AUTHOR(S)= Brammer, H.

\ ; YEAR=; PUBLISHER=Soil Research Institute, Ghana Academy of Sciences, Kumasi. Soils of the Accra Plains. (+ maps) | ISRIC Library and map collection.of the nation’s total area. The basin is characterized by poor soil, generally of Voltaian sandstone.

• The high plains in the northern and northwestern part of Ghana, outside the Volta Basin, consist of a dissected plateau. Soils in the high plains are more arable than those in the Volta Basin.

Ghana has a warm, humid climate.