Reasons Behind the Intensity of Plants Growth in Fida Village in Comparison with AlDwahriya Village (Wilayat of Dank)
Organization:Elayet feda basic school
Student(s):Jinan Hamdan Ali AlMoqbali
Grade Level:Secondary School (grades 9-12, ages 14-18)
GLOBE Teacher:Fakhria Saud
Contributors:1- All administrative and teaching staff For their continuous cooperation and support to the team. 2- Agricultural development officers For providing us useful information which helped us in completing this research. 3- Village farmers and parents For clarifying the problem 4- Teacher: Fatma AlMuqaimi For her great support 5- Teacher: Nadeera AlHarthi National coordinator in GLOBE program in Sultanate of Oman 6- The two admins in GLOBE program in Sultanate of Oman Teacher: Fakhria Saud AlBalushi Teacher: Jamila Humaid AlMamari
Report Type(s):International Virtual Science Symposium Report
Protocols:pH, Water Temperature, Salinity (including Titration), Conductivity, Soil Characterization, Soil pH, Soil Temperature, Soil Particle Size Distribution
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This research aimed to study the reasons behind the intensity of plants growth in Fida village in comparison with AlDwahriya village by answering the questions below:
1- What are the reasons that lead to lack of plants growth intensity in AlDwahriya village?
2- Is there any difference in the characteristics of water and soil in the two villages? How?
3- What are the external factors that impact on the lack of plants growth in AlDwahriya village?
First, we searched for an issue to be studied through the field visits to some farms in the village. We also interviewed some farmers and agricultural specialists.
It was clear that the percentage of plants growth was too low in AlDwahriya village compared to Fida village; As a result of this, we decided to study the issue. Samples had been taken from the two villages by taking samples from water protocol (water used in crops irrigation). Other samples had been taken from soil protocol (soil used in agriculture). Water protocol and soil protocol were applied in school laboratory to measure the properties of salinity, conductivity and acidity. They applied them to the soil and water samples in two different areas.
The research results indicate that there was diversity in the characteristics of water and soil. The characteristics of water in the two areas were as below:
The water characteristics in the two areas were different. The conductivity, salinity and acidity were higher in AlDwahriya than in Fida. Furthermore, the soil characteristics were also different. Quantity of carbon, rocks and salinity were much more in AlDwahriya than in Fida which featured in quantity of roots and moderate salinity, conductivity and acidity. Then, we visited department of agricultural development and we interviewed the engineers. Competent authorities should provide the essential needs for the farmers.
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