A Local Carrier For Rhizobium Inoculants In Kenya

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1991
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Catherine N.k
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University of Nairobi.
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A study was carried out to establish whether some locally available materials in Kenya can be used as substitutes for peat in legume inoculant production. The materials investigated consisted mainly of agricultural residues. These were filtermud, bagasse, sawdust, coffee husks, coir dust, charcoal dust, forest soil, diatomite, sisal waste, maize cobs, alfalfa and wheat straw as well as wood ash. Among these materials, filtermud, sawdust, bagasse, coirdust and coffee husks were found most promising in terms of availability, organic matter content and water-holding capacity.
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