Soil Conservation in Pyrethrum Fields

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1939/1940
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Much of the new pyrethrum land is virgin sad. The practice of burning off the grass before beginning to plough, presumably in order to make breaking more easy, is to be deprecated. This practice is destructive of organic matter which otherwise would benefit the soil by raising the nitrogen content, increasing its permeability to moisture, and decreasing its erodibility and tendency to dry out.
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, 5 (No 5), p. 47-56