Asian Soil Research Journal <p><strong>Asian Soil Research Journal</strong> <strong>(ISSN: 2582-3973)&nbsp;</strong>aims to publish high quality papers (<a href="/index.php/ASRJ/general-guideline-for-authors">Click here for Types of paper</a>) in all aspects of soil research. By not excluding papers based on novelty, this journal facilitates the research and wishes to publish papers as long as they are technically correct and scientifically motivated. The journal also encourages the submission of useful reports of negative results. This is a quality controlled, OPEN peer-reviewed, open-access INTERNATIONAL journal.</p> <p>This is an open-access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.</p> <p>Every issue will consist of a minimum of 5 papers. Each issue will be running, and all officially accepted manuscripts will be immediately published online. The state-of-the-art running issue concept gives authors the benefit of 'Zero Waiting Time' for the officially accepted manuscripts to be published. This journal is an international journal and its scope is not confined by the boundary of any country or region.</p> en-US (Asian Soil Research Journal) (Asian Soil Research Journal) Mon, 21 Nov 2022 09:48:46 +0000 OJS 60 Influence of Cyanobacterial Inoculum on the Growth Features and Yield of Peanut Plants in Sandy Soil <p>Two field experiments were conducted at the Ismailia Agricultural Research Center Station during the summers of 2021 and 2022 to study the effects of cyanobacterial inoculation (Anabaena oryzae and Nostoc mascarum) on peanut plant growth, yield, and certain soil biological activities under different nitrogen fertilisation ratios and conditions. There are three applications: soil drenching, cyanobacterial seed coating, and foliar spray with cyanobacterial strains.The findings demonstrated that cyanobacteria inoculation of peanut plants generally improved peanut plant growth, resulting in significantly higher peanut and grain yields than uninoculated treatments. When compared to other tested treatments and types of applications, <em>N. mascarum</em> + 75% (N) produced the highest peanut yield and plant characteristics, followed by <em>A. oryzae</em> + 75% (N) in soil drench application. Overall, cyanobacteria increased the amount of N, P, K, and Ca in peanut plants. Cyanobacteria inoculation improved soil fertility by increasing total bacterial and cyanobacterial count (CO<sub>2</sub>) evolution, and indole acetic acid contents in the peanut rhizosphere. In general, peanut growth in sandy soil conditions can benefit from cyanobacteria inoculation with 75% nitrogen amounts.</p> Mona Fekry Ghazal, Alaa Abd Elghany Shaheen, Gehan Mohamed Salem ##submission.copyrightStatement## Mon, 21 Nov 2022 00:00:00 +0000 Impact of Abattoir Activities on the Physicochemical and Bacteriological Properties of Soil Samples from Choba Slaughter, Rivers State, Nigeria <p>Slaughtering and processing of animal products at abattoirs generate different waste that may be transported into the nearby water bodies through runoff and other processes. Evaluating the soil characteristics within the abattoir will provide critical information regarding the soil health, for environmental management and health care planning. The aim of the study was therefore to assess the impact of abattoir activities on soil physico-chemical and bacteriological properties. The soil sampling involved five (5) different points, representing regions where the live animals were kept, where the animals were slaughtered, where the animal hides were roasted, where the waste bones were stacked, and a control sample collected 20 meters away from the abattoir site. The result of the physicochemical parameters showed that all the sample points were either higher or lower than that of the control soil sample. Statistical analyses however showed that there was a statistically significant difference (p &lt; 0.05) between the nitrate concentration in the region used for roasting of animal hides and the control sample.&nbsp; The result of Total Heterotrophic Bacterial Count (THBC) showed that the highest value of 7.2 x 10<sup>8</sup>cfu/g was obtained from the location where the animals are slaughtered, while the least value of 1.0 x 10<sup>8</sup> cfu/g was from the control soil sample. The other bacterial counts varied between 0.8x10<sup>5</sup> cfu/g and 5.0 x 10<sup>6 </sup>cfu/g; 4.3 x10<sup>4</sup> cfu/g and 1.0 x10<sup>5</sup> cfu/g; 3.7x10<sup>4 </sup>cfu/g and 5.6x10<sup>4 </sup>cfu/g, for&nbsp; the Total Coliform Count (TCC), Fecal Coliform Count (FCC), Salmonella and Shigella Counts (SSC), respectively. A total of 28 bacterial isolates were characterized and identified to belong to seven genera, and their percentage prevalence showed that <em>Staphylococcus</em> spp., <em>Bacillus</em> spp., and <em>E. coli</em> were the most occurring, with a frequency of 21.7% each, followed by <em>Salmonella</em> spp. (13.1 %), <em>Klebsiella</em> spp. (8.7 %), <em>Serratia</em> <em>mercescens</em> (8.7 %) and&nbsp; <em>Shigella</em> spp. (4.4 %). The result of the response of the bacterial isolates to the conventional antibiotics revealed that all the isolates where sensitive to most of the antibiotics tested. This study has shown that abattoir activities have significant influence on the bacteriological and physicochemical characteristics of the soil, thereby accentuating the need for proper waste management.</p> T. Sampson, R. D. Deele ##submission.copyrightStatement## Mon, 21 Nov 2022 00:00:00 +0000