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Determinants of the decision to adopt integrated soil fertility management practices by smallholder farmers in the central highlands of Kenya
(Cambridge University Press, 2009-01)
Declining soil fertility is a major cause of low per capita food production on smallholder farms of sub-Saharan Africa. This study attempted to provide an empirical explanation of the factors associated with farmers' ...
Soil Mineral N Dynamics in a Maize Crop Following Different Soil Fertility Amendments in Different Soil Fertility Status in Sub-humid and Semi-arid Regions in Central Kenya
(Journal of Agricultural Biological and Environmental Statistics, 2009-01)
Abstract: Nitrogen is the major limiting nutrient in crop production and it is also one of the nutrients that is easily lost from the plant-soil system in various ways. Due to this, N supply, N management and N-use efficiency ...
A staggered maize–legume intercrop arrangement robustly increases crop yields and economic returns in the highlands of Central Kenya
Smallholder farmers in East-Africa commonly intercrop maize (Zea mays L.) with grain legumes to maximize utilisation of land and labour, and attain larger crop yields. Conventionally, one legume line is intercropped between ...
Increasing Productivity Through Maize–Legume Intercropping in Central Kenya
(Springer Netherlands, 2011)
Declining land productivity is a major problem facing smallholder farmers in Kenya today. This decline results from a reduction in soil fertility caused by continuous cultivation without adequate addition of external inputs. ...