• Barry Floyd


A knowledge of the characteristics and location of the major soil groups in Eastern Nigeria is important to a fuller understanding of the present and former patterns of agricultural land use and rural settlement within the region; such a knowledge may also aid in evaluating the prospects for improvements in farming and alleviation of the problems of over-population through resettlement and other development schemes.


Niger Delta Hydromorphic Soil Sandy Shale Catenary Sequence Obudu Plateau 


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  1. 1.
    The classification followed in this chapter is adapted from J. D’Hoore, ‘La carte des sols d’Afrique au sud du Sahara’, Pedologie, x (1960).Google Scholar
  2. 1.
    C. H. Obihara, ‘The Acid Sands of Eastern Nigeria’, Nigerian Scientist, i (1961), pp. 57–64.Google Scholar

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  • Barry Floyd
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  1. 1.University of NigeriaNsukkaNigeria

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