Okorie and Njoku Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences Vol. 3 (2), pp.097-100, February 2013 ISSN: 2276-7770 Research Paper Manuscript Number:111512263 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15580/GJAS.2013.2.111512263 Comparative Assessment of Selected Chemical Properties of Soils in Ivo, Ohaozara and Onicha L.G.As of Ebonyi State, Nigeria 1Okorie, A. and 2*Njoku, C. 1Department of Agricultural Economics, Management and Extension 2Department of Soil Science and Environmental Management *Corresponding Author’s E-mail: chimarco2001@ yahoo. com Abstract: This study was carried out at Ivo, Ohaozara and Onicha L.G.As. to compare selected chemical properties of soils in those areas. Four replicates of soil samples were collected in each L.G.A. at depths of 0 to 30 cm using soil auger. These soil samples were used for the determination of soil texture, soil pH, organic C, total N, C/N ratio, available P, exchangeable K and cation exchange capacity. Data collected were analysed using standard error and coefficient of variance. Results of the study showed that the soils of the three L.G.As were sandy loam. The pH of soils studied were all strongly acidic, and the order of the increase is Ivo=Ohaozara<Onicha. The lowest organic C value of 1.26% recorded at Onicha was lower than that of Ivo and Ohaozara by 15% and 61% respectively. The order of increase in total N and C/N ratio is Ohaozara >Ivo>Onicha. Onicha recorded the highest available phosphorus value of 16.65mgkg-1 whereas the lowest available P value of 13.58mgkg-1 was observed at Ivo. Apart from Onicha which recorded 0.31 Cmol(+)kg-1 value of exchangeable K, the values of exchangeable K observed in the other two L.G.As. were below 0.20 Cmol(+)kg-1 regarded as the critical limit of exchangeable K in soils. The highest CEC value of 7.90 Cmol(+)kg-1 recorded in Onicha was higher than that of Ivo and Ohaozara by 29% and 17% respectively. 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