Morphological and physico-chemical characteristics of soils in the tasik chini catchment in Pahang, Malaysia

I. M. Sujaul, Ismail Sahid, M. A. Tayeb, G. Muhammad Barzani, Sahibin @ Sahibini Abd Rahim

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The morphological and physico-chemical properties of 11 soil series representing the major soil types in the Tasik Chini catchment in Pahang, Malaysia were studied. Soil types of the study area showed wide variations in their morphological and physico-chemical properties as a result of mean annual precipitation, soil parent material, vegetation and topography. Analyses showed that low values of silt were recorded in the horizon and the content of clay increased with soil depth. All the soil series contained low amounts of organic matter. Physical properties showed higher values for bulk density in the disturbed soils compared to the undisturbed forest soils. Regarding the chemical properties, these soils were strongly acidic. Electrical conductivity was also very low. Due to low pH, the contents of exchangeable base in all the soil types were very low. The cation exchange capacity of all the soil series were low with values less than 13.34 meq/100g soil.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-87
Number of pages17
JournalPertanika Journal of Science and Technology
Volume24
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016

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Malaysia
Catchments
Soil
catchment
Soils
soil types
soil
physicochemical properties
soil type
chemical property
soil parent materials
disturbed soils
cation exchange capacity
soil chemical properties
Chemical properties
forest soils
soil depth
silt
electrical conductivity
topography

Keywords

  • Morphology
  • Physico-chemical properties
  • Soil profile
  • Soil series
  • Tasik Chini

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  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Computer Science(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)

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Morphological and physico-chemical characteristics of soils in the tasik chini catchment in Pahang, Malaysia. / Sujaul, I. M.; Sahid, Ismail; Tayeb, M. A.; Muhammad Barzani, G.; Abd Rahim, Sahibin @ Sahibini.

In: Pertanika Journal of Science and Technology, Vol. 24, No. 1, 01.01.2016, p. 71-87.

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