The Effect Of Lowland Rice Cropping Intensity On The Workability Of A Vertisol

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1993
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Kinyali, S.M.
Wandahwa, P.
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The effect of lowland rice cropping on the workability of a Vertisol was determined under no-cropping, single cropping and double cropping of this crop in the Keno Plains, Western Kenya. Soil mechanical analysis revealed a high clay content (>60%). The soils puddled well and were therefore suitable for cultivation of lowland rice. However, they were difficult to cultivate for production of an upland crop. Rice cropping intended to lower organic carbon content of the soil, the extent of lowering increasing with the intensity of cropping. aggregate stability was generally higher for cropped soil than for uncropped soil.
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, 59 (NO 1), pp. 19-25
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