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Scientific Evaluation of Smallholder Land use Knowledge in Central Kenya
(Wiley InterScience, 2008)
The following study was conducted to determine smallholders’ land use management practices and agricultural indicators of soil quality within farmers’ fields in Chuka and Gachoka divisions in Kenya’s Central Highlands. ...
Effects of biological techniques in soil conservation and subsoil inorganic-N accumulation in the central highlands of Kenya
Soil erosion and nutrient leaching are some of the factors hindering realization of full crop production potential in the central highlands of Kenya. A participatory trial involving use of calliandra, leucaena, napier, ...
Mineral-N movement in an agroforestry system in the central highlands of Kenya
Application of N-rich tree biomass to crop fields in agroforestry associations can cause build-up ofmineral-N in the top soil in excess of crop demand during early stages of crop growth. It is therefore impcrtant to moniter ...
Phenotypic nutrient up-take differences in an alley cropping system in semi-arid Machakos, Kenya
(IOS Press, 2001-01-01)
Alley cropping of Cassia siamea and maize was studied in semi-arid Kenya for soil fertility improvement. Katumani composite maize was planted except in the short rains of 1988 (SR88) when a hybrid variety was sown. Therefore ...