The Ley and Soil Fertility in Britain and Kenya

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1954
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Webster, C. C.
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The ley has only been introduced into farming in Kenya relatively recently and as yet only to a limited extent, but it’s much wider use as a means of maintaining soil fertility and increasing production in a mixed farming system is frequently strongly advocated. To what extent can the claim that the ley is a fertility builder be justified by the very limited knowledge of its efficacy so far gained in Kenya, or by the application of experience obtained in Britain? Some reflections on this question were prompted by a recent visit to a number of ley fertility experiments in Britain, and this note attempts to summarize some of the results there obtained and to suggest how they may perhaps be modified under Kenya conditions.
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, 20 (2), p. 71-74