Soil Survey Analysis Using Terrain Ruggedness and Normalized Difference Vegetation Index in Wafongo-Yola Terrain, Northeast Nigeria

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I. S. Myina
S. A. Gisilanbe
H. J. Philip

Abstract

This study was aimed at soil survey analysis using terrain ruggedness and normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) of Wafongo-Yola Terrain, Northeast Nigeria to investigate and characterize geographic bodies such as vegetation, soils and terrain which plays an important role in evaluating soils conditions for agricultural production. In agricultural, a regional reconnaissance soil survey is usually carried out to identify soils that may support agriculture. These surveys are hectic, time consuming, laborious and cost a fortune. Many of the land users in the Northeast of Nigeria are middle class to poor farmers who might not invest in such an expensive and time-consuming venture. The cost of such surveys are high, time consuming and laborious. In tackling these problems, a cost-effective remedy is recommended through the use of remote sensing data and analysis. The Terrain Ruggedness Analysis of the top-left and some portions of the top-right quadrant at a higher level of abstraction appeared homogeneously leveled. However, areas were the terrain is rough and higher levels might need management practices to control erosion hazards.

Keywords:
Soil survey, terrain ruggedness, soil resources, landsat, vegetation index

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Myina, I. S., Gisilanbe, S. A., & Philip, H. J. (2018). Soil Survey Analysis Using Terrain Ruggedness and Normalized Difference Vegetation Index in Wafongo-Yola Terrain, Northeast Nigeria. International Journal of Plant & Soil Science, 25(4), 1-8. https://doi.org/10.9734/IJPSS/2018/38026
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