Effects of Organic Matter Substrate Sources and Time of Photosynthate-Sink Removal On Flower and Pod Production in Okra, Abelmoschus Esculentus(L) Moench

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1987
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Asiegbu, G. E.
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Maintaining crop productivity at profitable levels in the "low activity clays" which form the predominant soil in West Africa had depended on bush fallowing as an effective management system (Kang and Juo, 1981). Bush fallow has however become of diminished importance in maintaining soil fertility due to high population pressure which has made fallow periods too short for effective replenishment of soil fertility through organic matter regeneration. In many developing countries, there are various organic matter wastes which accumulate, becoming ecological hazards, but which can be put to profitable use in intensive systems of production like vegetable growing. However, the potential of those organic matter substrate wastes has not been fully investigated.
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East African Agricultural and Forestry Journal, 52 (4), pp. 293-297
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