A Preliminary Note on the Growth of Amaranthus Sp. At Morocoro, Tanzania

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1978/1979
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Huxley,P. A.
Tarimo,H. M.
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A preliminary investigation with local Amaranthus (Amaranthus hybridus) at Morogoro, Tall'Z1ania, has shown that with irrigation, nitrogen fertilizer (120 kg N ha-1) and a high Seed rate (1.3 g viable seeds m_2, at least) some41 tonnes hectare-1 of total above-ground fresh Material can be produced in 38 days from sowing. This represents about 1.9 tonnes hectares-1 of total leaf protein.
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, 44 (No 3), p. 183-186