The Influence Of Agronomic Factors On Maize Yields In western Kenya With Special Reference To Time Of planting

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1971
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ALEXANDER Y A
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Maize is Kenya's staple food and most important About one million hectares are grovffi, and estimated average yields are 12.5 quintals per hectare. Over 90% is planted by small farmers for subsistence, and only their surplus is sold. Under 20% of Kenya receives adequate rainfall for maize; this area is mostly at higher altitudes in Central and western Kenya. Although the Portuguese probably brought maize to the Coast in the 16th century, it did not spread inland until much later 9 in some areas it arrived within living memory.
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