Bean Growth and Yield Response to Irrigation, Nitrogen Fertiliser and Planting Density under Temperate and Tropical Conditions

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1999
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Simmonds,LP
Mburu,MWK
PilbeamCJ
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Beans (Plwseoills vulgarzs var Mwezi Moja) were grown in the field under two irrigation levels (irrigated and rain fed), two nitrogen levels (no fertiliser and 100 kg N ha- 1) and two planting densities (22 and 44 plants m-2) at Sonning (UK) and Kabete (Kenya). The crop duration in the three experiments was 114 days in Sonning, 95 days in Kl and 73days in K2. Irrigation increased total dry matter early in the season at Sonning but had no effect at Kabete experiments because of high rainfall in Kl and 'ineffective ‘irrigation in the drier K2 where most of the water was lost through evaporation
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, 65 (No 1,2), p. 21-37