Colonial Office Memoranda On Colonial Fertilizer Experiments

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1948
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In some colonial territories, adequate fertilizer trials on plantation crops are in progress, but the economic difficulties of introducing artificial fertilizers into native peasant farming has hitherto deterred authorities from undertaking extensive fertilizer trials. However, in view of the very great importance of increasing the production of all crops, especially food crops, the Colonial Advisory Council of Agriculture, Animal Health and Forestry has recently recommended that steps should be taken in Colonial territories to carry out fertilizer experiments with different crops on all, soil types with the object of obtaining precise information on the response of crops to the different fertilizers and on the economics of application. These two memorandum have been prepared with the object of guiding Colonial Agricultural Departments and Research Institutes on the conduct and technique of fertilizer trials.
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, XIV (2), p. 66-70