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Title:Soil survey for irrigation: a case study of Bacita estate, Nigeria
Authors:Dent, D.
Aitken, J.
Book title:Irrigation in tropical Africa; problems and problem solving
Geographic term:Northern Nigeria
cane sugar
Abstract:An analysis of yield data for sugar cane from Bacita Estate, Kwara State, Nigeria. The yields of irrigated plant cane from 5,000 ha over 10 years were analysed with respect to 14 soil mapping units, cane variety, rainfall/evaporation pattern and method of irrigation. Results showed that original assessments were wrong in several respects. It seems that there is little justification for attempting to define degrees of suitability once an area has been identified as broadly suited to the specified use. Graph., map, ref., tab.