UON-PHD Thesis-Studies on Green Manure Application and Intercropping In Coffee-J.K.KIMEMIA 1998

Thumbnail Image
Joseph K.K
Journal Title
Journal ISSN
Volume Title
University of Nairobi
It's hard to believe it's time to go Leave this way of life, spread our wings and grow Say goodbye to those friends that we hold dear to our hearts Shedding tears for we'll be so far apart Remembering all the good times and even the bad Including the inspirational word talk we sometimes had Through the tears and the pain Friendship was our gain We stuck together through sunshine and rain, laughs and shouts We found out what true friends were all about So as our senior year comes to an end We'll carry in our hearts our special friends And take with us all the memories that were made Since that very first u confirmed or added me as ur friend I I Why can't we get all the people together in the world that we really like and then just stay together? I guess that wouldn't work. Someone would leave. Someone always leaves. Then we would have to say good-bye. I hate good-byes. I know what I need. I need more hellos. ~ Three experiments were conducted between May 1991 and December 1993 at Coffee Research Station Ruiru, Kenya, to study the effect of green manure application and intercropping on soil chemical properties, coffee plant growth, bean yield and quality. The first experiment was to study the effect of applying as mulch various leguminous green manures plants to coffee (Coftea arabica Cv. 'Ruiru 11') at field establishment phase. The leguminous green manures tested were from Leucaena leucocephala, Sesbania sesban, Calliandra calothyrus, Medicago sativa, Desmodium intortum and Cajanus cajan.