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Economic Viability for Reclaiming Irrigated Saline-Sodic Soil using Gypsum as an Amendment at Minjibir Irrigation Scheme, Kano

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dc.contributor.author Nasidi, N.M
dc.contributor.author M.K. Othman
dc.contributor.author M.A. Oyebode
dc.contributor.author N.J. Shanono
dc.contributor.author M.D. Zakari
dc.contributor.author A. Ibrahim
dc.contributor.author A. Shitu
dc.date.accessioned 2017-06-21T14:21:17Z
dc.date.available 2017-06-21T14:21:17Z
dc.date.issued 2017-06-21
dc.identifier.uri http://repository.rsu.edu.sd/
dc.description.abstract This research was conducted to assess the cost implication in remediating salt-affected soils at Minjibir Irrigation Scheme due to the fact that cost effectiveness is very essential in determining the adoptability of a research to local environment. The experiment consisted of four plots treated with different levels of gypsum while a plot was left untreated to serve as control and the same variety and density of tomato crop was planted in each plot. The cost of amendment (gypsum) was computed from various levels applied in the experimental plots, labor cost which include; cost of land preparation, weeding, planting and harvesting were considered. The marketable value of tomato yields were obtained at the end of harvesting period. It was found that the total cost of amendment used in reclaiming the soil was N150/m2, other cost of production was N95.63/m2 and the total marketable yields of tomato as at period of harvesting was N270.53/m2which amount to the profit realized as N25/m2. The Net Present Value (NPV) and Internal Rate of Return (IRR) which are the indices of determining the viability of an investment were computed and found to be 21.53 % and 33.33 % respectively Also, it was noted that application of amendment could remind effective in the soil for two or three years depending on the nature and extent of the salt presence in the soil. Therefore, it is economically feasible to ameliorate the adverse effect ad harsh condition of saline-sodic soil that makes it unfavorable for crop to develop at Minjibir irrigation Scheme using appropriate amendment and achieve better yields. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject الاوراق العلمية en_US
dc.subject اوراق علمية en_US
dc.subject Gypsum en_US
dc.subject Saline-Sodic Soil en_US
dc.subject Economic Viability en_US
dc.subject Reclamation en_US
dc.subject Tomato en_US
dc.title Economic Viability for Reclaiming Irrigated Saline-Sodic Soil using Gypsum as an Amendment at Minjibir Irrigation Scheme, Kano en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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