Determination of physicochemical properties of soil before and after agricultural mulching process at MMP Fresh Farm, Kedah (Eggplant Farm Area) / Syed Muhammad Naquib Aqimi Syed Shahnaz

Syed Shahnaz, Syed Muhammad Naquib Aqimi (2023) Determination of physicochemical properties of soil before and after agricultural mulching process at MMP Fresh Farm, Kedah (Eggplant Farm Area) / Syed Muhammad Naquib Aqimi Syed Shahnaz. [Student Project] (Submitted)


A layer of organic or inorganic material is placed on top of the soil surface as part of the horticulture practise known as soil mulching. The mulching material can be either organic (such as leaves, grass clippings, straw, or bark) or inorganic (such as plastic or landscape fabric). It is normally put in a layer that is 2-4 inches thick. Soil mulching has several benefits, including controlling soil temperature, lowering water evaporation, preventing weed development, enhancing soil structure and fertility, and preserving moisture in the soil. Mulching can help prevent the spread of some diseases and pests and can also help boost the growth and productivity of plants by maintaining cool, moist soil. Mulching has advantages for the soil in addition to aesthetic benefits for a garden or landscape. A flower or vegetable garden that has been thoroughly mulched appears neat, tidy, and well-maintained. The material used for mulching might degrade with time, especially if it is an organic material, therefore it is crucial to remember that it is not a one-time application. Mulch should therefore be reapplied occasionally to preserve its efficacy. Finally, soil mulching is a quick and easy way to enhance the health of your plants and the overall look of your garden or landscape. Mulching can assist promote healthy plant growth and result in a more productive and attractive garden by lowering water evaporation, decreasing weed growth, controlling soil temperature, and conserving moisture. This study examines how the physical and chemical characteristics of soil have changed both before and after cultivation. At MMP Fresh Farm in Sungai Petani, Kedah, soil samples were taken from both farming and non-farming regions. Numerous factors, including textures, pH, bulk density, porosity, and organic matter, were examined for both samples. According to the findings, compared to non-agriculture soil, agricultural soil had a lower pH, nutritional content, and organic matter. After agricultural techniques, the soil's structure and texture were also changed. These results show that agriculture significantly affects the chemical and physical characteristics of soil and emphasise the significance of sustainable farming methods to preserve soil health.


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Syed Shahnaz, Syed Muhammad Naquib Aqimi
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Syed Draman, Sarifah Fauziah
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General) > Study and teaching > Laboratories. General works
Q Science > QH Natural history - Biology > Life > Growth
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Terengganu > Dungun Campus > Faculty of Chemical Engineering
Programme: Diploma in Chemical Engineering
Keywords: Physicochemical Properties ; Inorganic Material ; MMP Fresh Farm ; Eggplant Farm
Date: 2023
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