Vol. 1 Issue 6, pp: (115-119), November 2016.
Article Number: PRJA14296258
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1Soil Mechanization and Conservation Division, Soil Research Institute, Kumasi, Ghana.
2Department of Soil Chemistry and Mineralogy, Soil Research Institute, Kumasi, Ghana.
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A research was conducted in January, 2016 at Nana Akyia Oil Palm Plantation in the Asante Akim Ofoase, Ghana to investigate the status of some soil nutrients and reasons for poor yields. Ten soil samples were collected randomly from the field and composited. The samples were transported to CSIR-Soil Research Institute’s laboratory for the analysis of the following parameters using standard methods; pH, available phosphorous (P) and potassium (K), nitrogen (N), organic matter (OM), organic carbon (OC), exchangeable calcium (Ca), magnesium (mg), potassium (K) and sodium (Na) and textural analysis. The research revealed that the soils in the study area are suitable for oil palm cultivation but low in potassium and phosphorus. Analysis of the seasonal variations of nutrients status of the area is highly recommended.Key words: Nutrient, Plantation, Oil palm, Fertilizer