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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 166 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/jpln.200321143
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF PLANT NUTRITION AND SOIL SCIENCE
  • Page Numbers: pp.774-776

Abstract

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.