Some Soil Fertility Problems In The West Lake Region Of Tanzania, Including The Effects Of Different Forms Of Cultivation On The Fertility Of Some Ferralsols

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1972
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Moberg,J.P
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The soils in the West Lake Region of Tanzania are often considered to be some of the poorest in the country. This is mainly due to their origin, but also to the climate of the area. The quartz-rich Bukoban sandstone dominates the eastern part of the region along the western shore of Lake Victoria. In the western part of the region the parent rock is the Karagwe-Ankolan metamorphic system. The dominant types of rocks there are quartsite,orthoquartzite, and sandstone mixed with some schists, phyllites, and phyllitic shales.In the southern and southeastern part of the region igneous rocks such as granite and granodiorite are the parent rocks of the soils.
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, xxxviiii (No 1), p. 35-46