Fertilizer Use Recommendations Volume 5 Trans Nzoia District

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1992/1994
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Ministry of Agriculture
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Research on soil fertility history long in Kenya dating back fertilizer usage has a to the colonial days. However, the earlier 979 fertilizer trials undertaken before 1985 focused on subject-oriented aspects, and were carried out under isolated environmental conditions. It was therefore chat only blanket extension messages could be derived from these trial results without considering the diverse soil and climatic conditions in the farming lands of Kenya. With the increasing demand for food to feed the rapidly increasing population, and the ever escalating costs of fertilizers in this country, the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARl) embarked on a number of research activities aimed at producing appropriate fertilizer recommendation packages 'that are crop and zone specific.
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