Hebron University Research Journal-A (Natural Sciences) - (مجلة جامعة الخليل للبحوث- أ (العلوم الطبيعيه
This study addressed the effect of excluding grazing on soil properties and soil moisture content after many years of severe overgrazing for two sites (Sorif and BaniNoem). The sites represent two different environmental conditions in the southern part of West Bank. Soil samples were taken from the grazed and ungrazed areas during 2004 and 2005 at 10 cm depth. Soil chemical and physical properties were investigated. The ung grazed pastures showed low bulk density (3 % and 12 %) in BaniNoem during 2004 and 2005, respectively. In addition, significantly higher O.M % in grazed area (2.89, 3.31) compared to ungrazed areas (1.86, 2.42) in BaniNoem during 2004 and 2005 study years, respectively, and there was inconstancy of EC, P, and available nitrogen (NO3- and NH4+) between grazed and ungrazed plots. Soil moisture significantly increased by excluding grazing during 2004 and 2005 at Sorif site and during 2005 at BaniNoeim site. In addition, the results showed (P< 0.05) higher soil moisture content (23 % and 33 %) at Sorif site compared to (10 % and 23 %) BaniNoem site in April of 2004 and 2005, respectively. In conclusion, rangeland management by controlling grazing might be the key issue to
غالب, عايد; السيخ, صالح; and عمرو, يوسف
"Effect of Grazing on Soil Properties at Southern Part of West Bank Rangeland,"
Hebron University Research Journal-A (Natural Sciences) - (مجلة جامعة الخليل للبحوث- أ (العلوم الطبيعيه: Vol. 4
, Article 4.
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