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August 2018. pp. 197-203

The study of urban agriculture is focused on conceptual, active and policy establishment, and studies on the health of the vegetable gardens are minimal. This study analyzed the chemical properties of urban vegetable soils. The area of 29 urban vegetable gardens in the Busan area was divided into suburban area and urban areas. In the urban areas, the soil of the vegetable garden was high in content of organic matter and exchangeable cations and it is believed that there is more fertilizer in urban areas. The average value and range of soil fertility items were 6.87 (5.64~8.04) for pH, 43.4 g kg-1 (6.6~88.3) for organic matters, 845.3 mg kg-1 (115.9~2758.1) for available phosphate, 1.30 cmol kg-1 (0.23~3.66) for K+, 17.27 cmol kg-1 (6.05~46.50) for Ca2+, 2.88 cmol kg-1 (0.94~3.49) for Mg2+, and 2.66 dS m-1 (0.53~10.40) for electrical conductivity.

Location map of the target area of the study.

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  • Publisher :Korean Society of Soil Science and Fertilizer
  • Publisher(Ko) :한국토양비료학회
  • Journal Title :Korean Journal of Soil Science and Fertilizer
  • Journal Title(Ko) :한국토양비료학회 학회지
  • Volume : 51
  • No :3
  • Pages :197-203
  • Received Date :2018. 05. 23
  • Accepted Date : 2018. 08. 31