Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2019

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[J] Poster

A (Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences ) » A-GE Geological & Soil Environment

[A-GE30] Conservation and Restoration of Soil Environment at Terrestrial Surface

Tue. May 28, 2019 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall8, Makuhari Messe)

convener:Yasushi Mori(Graduate School of Environmental and Life Science, Okayama University)

[AGE30-P03] Conservation of the Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras Based on the Soil Environmental Factors.

*Tomoyo Kurozumi1, Yasushi Mori2, Hiroaki Somura2, Milagros Ong How3 (1.Faculty of Environmental Science and Technology, Okayama University, 2.Graduate School of Environmental and Life Science, Okayama University, 3.Universal Harvester Incorporated)

Keywords:rice terraces, hardpan, organic matter, Philippines

Rice terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras in northern Luzon have been damaged seriously. They need proper and efficient agricultural management. In slope failure area including rice terraces, reports said that the infiltration from paddy field surface strongly affected to the short -time ground water level changes. In that situation, the chance of land collapse would be higher when the water infiltration becomes larger. Therefore, in this study, the relationship between soil properties and vertical infiltration was examined. Cone-penetrometer test and infiltration test with ponded paddy was carried out at the site, and soil analysis (C,N and mineral) were at the laboratory. Results showed that both hardpan formation and clogging with organic matter (OM) were considered as factors that control infiltration. At the site, the rice terraces with no-hard pan stored more OM and exchangeable cations had been leached out. Although infiltration control has two patterns, hard pan formation is preferable from the perspective of soil fertility.