LINKING PEDOLOGY AND EXTENSION: EMERGING TREND IN OPTIMIZING FERTILIZER RECOMMENDATIONS AND SUSTAINING SOIL HEALTH IN NIGERIA

Abstract

Linking pedological science and extension education is an emerging trend that will enhance judicious land use, improve advisory services as well as the dissemination and adoption of integrated soil fertility management technologies, to improve agricultural productivity and sustain soil health. The proposed Pedo-Extension-Model is illustrated by delineation of land capability classification map and soil fertility classification map of Ikwuano Local Government Area of Abia State, Nigeria, and demonstration of their application in agricultural extension.

Keywords: Pedology; Extension; Optimizing Fertilizer Recommendations; Soil Health

Unique Article ID: GJAR-133

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