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dc.contributor.authorMugwe, J. N.
dc.contributor.authorNduwumuremyi, Athanase
dc.contributor.authorRuganzu, V.
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-07T11:53:26Z
dc.date.available2014-07-07T11:53:26Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationRUFORUM Third Biennial Conference, Entebbe, Uganda, 24-28 September 2012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://repository.ruforum.org/sites/default/files/Nduwumuremyi%20A%20et%20al.pdf
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/10310
dc.description.abstractThis study was carried out at Rwerere Research Station located in the highlands of Buberuka, Rwanda. Three local limes (Musanze, Rusizi and Karongi) were evaluated in a randomized complete block design (RCBD)) experiment established in September 2011 rainy season. Baseline information was established on soil properties and quality (CCE, Fineness factor, ECCE, Acidity and moisture) of lime materials. Soil pH, exchangeable Al and available phosphorus were monitored at 6, 12 and 16 weeks after lime application (WAP). However, nitrogen and base saturation were analysed at 16WAP. Finding showed that application of 2.8t ha-1 of Musanze unburnt local lime and agricultural burnt lime had a similar effect on soil pH. They increased soil pH by 0.62 and 0.61 units, respectively. A lime application rate of 2.8t ha-1 of agricultural burnt lime, Musanze and Rusizi unburned local limes increased soil available phosphorus by 1.72, 1.71 and 1.65 mg/kg, respectively. On the other hand, agricultural burnt lime and Musanze unburnt local lime had a similar effect on Ca saturation. The application of 1.4 and 2.8t ha-1 of agricultural burned lime and Musanze unburnt local lime increased soil nitrogen by 0.12 and 0.24%of total nitrogen, respectively.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherRUFORUMen_US
dc.subjectAvailable phosphorusen_US
dc.subjectcation saturationen_US
dc.subjectexchangeable Alen_US
dc.subjectlime qualityen_US
dc.subjectsoil pHen_US
dc.subjecttotal nitrogenen_US
dc.titleImproving Soil Properties Through Use of Unburnt Local Limes in Acidic Soils of Burera District, Rwandaen_US
dc.typeOtheren_US


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