Effects of parent material and land use on soil erodibility

Ozdemir N., Askin T.

JOURNAL OF PLANT NUTRITION AND SOIL SCIENCE, vol.166, no.6, pp.774-776, 2003 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


The objective of the present investigation was to find out the effect of different parent materials and land use on soil erodibility. Four types of parent materials such as andesite, basalt, alluvial, and gypsum, and three land use types such as grass, clover, and maize, all wide spread in Erzurum Province in Turkey, were tested. Aggregate stability and soil erodibility factors were determined. The susceptibility of soils against erosion decreased in the order of parent materials basalt > andesite > alluvial > gypsum. Likewise, the susceptibility of land use can be sorted as follows: grass > clover > maize.