Nutrient deficiencies in soils of the Mseleni area, Kwazulu-Natal

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Willis, James en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Pooley, Justin John en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2016-03-21T19:13:37Z
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dc.date.issued 1996 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Pooley, J. 1996. Nutrient deficiencies in soils of the Mseleni area, Kwazulu-Natal. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/18061
dc.description Bibliography: pages 80-90. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract This study constitutes a baseline epidemiological investigation into the nutrient status of soils in the Mseleni district of Kwazulu Natal, where nutrient deficiencies have been implicated in the etiology of an endemic disease. Mseleni Joint Disease (MJD) is a crippling, osteo-arthritic condition which afflicts an unusually high proportion of the inhabitants of this district. Home-grown produce and indigenous plants, which form the basis of the local diet, may be nutritionally inadequate due to soil-related nutrient deficiencies. In spite of this, and the fact that epidemiological studies have been successfully utilized to elucidate the etiology of similar diseases elsewhere, studies to date have not included soil chemical investigations. The main purpose of this study was to assess the nutrient status of soils in the area by means of both chemical analyses and plant growth trials. Water samples were also examined, especially in relation to fluoride levels. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Geological Sciences en_ZA
dc.subject.other Environmental Geochemistry en_ZA
dc.title Nutrient deficiencies in soils of the Mseleni area, Kwazulu-Natal en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Science en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Geological Sciences en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MSc en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Pooley, J. J. (1996). <i>Nutrient deficiencies in soils of the Mseleni area, Kwazulu-Natal</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Geological Sciences. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/18061 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Pooley, Justin John. <i>"Nutrient deficiencies in soils of the Mseleni area, Kwazulu-Natal."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Geological Sciences, 1996. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/18061 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Pooley JJ. Nutrient deficiencies in soils of the Mseleni area, Kwazulu-Natal. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Geological Sciences, 1996 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/18061 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Pooley, Justin John AB - This study constitutes a baseline epidemiological investigation into the nutrient status of soils in the Mseleni district of Kwazulu Natal, where nutrient deficiencies have been implicated in the etiology of an endemic disease. Mseleni Joint Disease (MJD) is a crippling, osteo-arthritic condition which afflicts an unusually high proportion of the inhabitants of this district. Home-grown produce and indigenous plants, which form the basis of the local diet, may be nutritionally inadequate due to soil-related nutrient deficiencies. In spite of this, and the fact that epidemiological studies have been successfully utilized to elucidate the etiology of similar diseases elsewhere, studies to date have not included soil chemical investigations. The main purpose of this study was to assess the nutrient status of soils in the area by means of both chemical analyses and plant growth trials. Water samples were also examined, especially in relation to fluoride levels. DA - 1996 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 1996 T1 - Nutrient deficiencies in soils of the Mseleni area, Kwazulu-Natal TI - Nutrient deficiencies in soils of the Mseleni area, Kwazulu-Natal UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/18061 ER - en_ZA


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