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Enhancing Maize Productivity and Profitability using Organic Inputs and Mineral Fertilizer in Central Kenya Small-Hold Farms
(Cambridge University Press, 2014)
Declining land productivity is a major problem facing smallholder farmers today in Sub-Saharan Africa, and as a result increase in maize grain yield has historically staggered behind yield gains that have been achieved ...
Impact of residue quality on the C and N mineralization of leaf and root residues of three agroforestry species
(Springer Verlag, 1996)
A laboratory incubation experiment with 15N labeled root and leaf residues of 3 agroforestry species (Leucaena leucocephala, Dactyladenia barteri and Flemingia macrophylla) was conducted under controlled conditions (25 C) ...
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. ...