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dc.contributor.authorKarunditu, M.W.
dc.contributor.authorMugendi, D.N.
dc.contributor.authorKung'u, J.B.
dc.contributor.authorVanlauwe, B.
dc.date.accessioned2015-06-19T08:52:43Z
dc.date.available2015-06-19T08:52:43Z
dc.date.issued2005
dc.identifier.isbn9966879595
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/12989
dc.descriptionProceedings of the 21st Annual Confrence of the SSEA that was held in Eldoret Kenya from 1st-5th December 2003en_US
dc.description.abstractPressure on available land has increased due to high population density and other competing land-use demands which have led to reduced use of traditional fallows and subsequent decline in soil fertility. Aerobic Nmineralization potential as affected by soil organic matter status in the soil was determined by a 56 day aerobic incubation at25°C. Calliandra treatment at Maseno and Embu trials had the highest mineralization over the incubation period. This was attributed to its low quality (slow decomposition and N release) and its ability tobuild up soil organic matter (SOM) in the soil. Recovery of nitrogen in maize plants was also determined and recovery was highest at Embu trial followed by Maseno trial while Kabete trial had the lowest recoveries. Rainfall distribution and resource quality were the main factors affecting recovery of nitrogen at the three trials.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherThe Soil Science Society of East Africa National Research Laboratoriesen_US
dc.subjectMineral Nen_US
dc.subjectdecompositionen_US
dc.subjectorganic resourcesen_US
dc.subjectimmobilizationen_US
dc.titleAerobic mineralization and recovery of nitrogen as affected by soil organic matter status in three sites in Kenyaen_US
dc.typePresentationen_US


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