This the study was conducted for two successive seasons(winter and summer seasons of 2017/2018) on a desert soil with the aim to investigate the effects of canal sediment (CS) and chicken manure (CM) on some properties of a desert soil and performance of fodder sorghum. The treatments (CS, CM, and their combinations and a control) were arranged in a randomized complete block design (RCBD) with three replications. Some selected soil properties and dry matter yield were determined. Canal sediment and CM were effective in improving soil moisture content and had minor increase in organic carbon, total nitrogen, available phosphorus and potassium. Canal sediment and CM can be ranked according to their effectiveness in improving the soil properties and increasing dry matter yield of fodder sorghum as follows: the chicken manure (4 t ha-1) + N 86 kg, canal sediment (30 t ha-1) + chicken manure (4 t ha-1) + N 86 kg, canal sediment (10 t ha-1) + chicken manure (4 t ha-1) + N 86 kg, N 86 kg, canal sediment (30 t ha-1) and lastly canal sediment (10 t ha-1).
 Ahmed, I.A. 2017. Direct and Residual Effects of Green and Chicken Manures on Properties of Desert Plain Soils and Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) Yield in the Northern State, Sudan. PhD thesis, Department of Soil and Water Sciences, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of Gezira, Wad Medani, Sudan.
 Ahmed, I.A., Ahmed M.M., Hamad M.E. 2018. Direct and residual effects of chicken manure on soil air dry bulk density and moisture content of a desert plain soil and wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) yield, Northern State, Sudan. Gezira Journal of Agricultural Science 16(1),
 Agbede, T. M., A. S. Odoja, L. N. Bayode, P. O. Omotehinse & I. Adepehin (2020) Effects of biochar and poultry manure on soil properties, growth, yield and quality of cocoyam (Xanthosoma sagittifolium Schott) grown in sandy soil, Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis, 51: 7, 932-947, DOI: 10.1080/00103624.2020.1744621
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