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Effects of different maize ( Zea mays L.) – soybean ( Glycine max (L.) Merrill) intercropping pa tterns on yields light interception and leaf area index in two contrasting sites
Field trials were conducted at the field units of the Embu Agricultural Training Center and Kamujine Dispensary in Embu and Meru Counties, Kenya, during 2012 long rain (LR) and short rain (SR) seasons to determine the ...
Effects of Different Maize (Zea mays L.) – soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merrill) Intercropping Patterns on Soil Mineral-N, N-uptake and Soil Properties
(African Journal of Agricultural Research, 2014-01)
The adoption of ISFM technologies such as maize-soybean intercropping system is being promoted as one of the options to address low soil fertility and crop productivity among the farmers of the central highland of Kenya. ...
Changes of Soil Inorganic N, Soil Organic C and N Uptake by Maize and Soybean under Different Intercropping Patterns in Embu West and Tigania East Counties of Central Kenya
(Academic Research Journals, 2014)
In the central highlands of Kenya, low soil fertility is one of the major constraints causing decreased maize production and other staple food and income generating crops. The purpose of this study was therefore to determine ...