Abstract Volume:9 Issue-2 Year-2021 Original Research Articles
|Online ISSN : 2347 - 3215
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2Mettu University, Mettu, Ethiopia
There is decrease in soil organic matter in different land use systems like cultivated land of wheat, grazing land and forest land. The practice of continuous tillage, overgrazing and deforestation tends to reduce the soil organic matter content of the soil. The aim of this study was, the effect of land use change on soil organic matter in case of Gotonouma micro-watershed. The types of land use considered were: cultivated land of wheat, forest land and grazing land. The soil samples were taken from these three different land use systems with two replication. The soil samples were labeled and transported to laboratory for analysis of soil organic carbon. After analysis of soil organic carbon in laboratory by using Walkley & Black (1934) method, the soil organic matter was determined. The result showed that the soil organic matter content is significantly different among land uses changes. It is observed that the soil organic matter under grazing land is more susceptible to reduction than that of cultivated and forest lands. The effects of land use change (conversion) from forest to cultivated land &, grazing land and from cultivated land to grazing land were discussed. It’s recommended that there should be advanced soil conservation measures.
How to cite this article:Gutema Godana and Zenebe Reta. 2021. The Effects of Land Use Change on Soil Organic Matter Incase of Gotonouma Micro Watershed, Wondo Woreda Oromia Regional States.Int.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 9(2): 110-117