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Spatial pattern of industrial soil fertility in selected towns of Faisalabad City, Punjab Pakistan

By: Muhammad Arif Saeed, Mahpara Iram, Noor Hussain Chandio, Mehtab Ahmed Khan, Muhammad Mushahid Anwar, Mariam Kareem, Muhammad Naeem Hassan

Key Words: Soil fertility, Vegetation, IDW

J. Bio. Env. Sci. 12(5), 340-346, May 2018.

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Abstract

Soil fertility plays a vital role in sustaining the city’s ecology with respect to vegetation. It makes available ecosystem services for life. Fertile soil is responsible for healthy environment. But waste material from industries alters its mineral’s composition resulting in reduction of its fertility. The monolithic studies are being conduct around the world in this regard to maintain healthy ecosystem. In this context, soil fertility variations in industrial areas of Faisalabad city were investigated. The mean graphical representation and estimated spatial variations in soil fertility were analyzed via inverse distance weighted (IDW) technique through GIS. Results revealed that Iqbal Town has more concentration of Potassium, Phosphorus, pH and EC as compared to Jinnah Town, Madina Town and Lyallpur Town. The study is helpful in determining the agricultural potential of various crops in the adjacent land of industrial areas.

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Spatial pattern of industrial soil fertility in selected towns of Faisalabad City, Punjab Pakistan

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Muhammad Arif Saeed, Mahpara Iram, Noor Hussain Chandio, Mehtab Ahmed Khan, Muhammad Mushahid Anwar, Mariam Kareem, Muhammad Naeem Hassan.
Spatial pattern of industrial soil fertility in selected towns of Faisalabad City, Punjab Pakistan.
J. Bio. Env. Sci. 12(5), 340-346, May 2018.
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