Effect of Form and Method of Phosphate Fertilizer Application on Maize, Sorghum and Millet Growth in a Semi-Arid Environment of Kenya.

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1990
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Njubo, P. M.
Okalebo, J. R.
Gatbua, K. W.
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The effect of applying three forms of phosphorus (P), fertilizer (DAP, TSP and SSP),either by banding or through broadcasting, was studied in 1986 at the National Dry'and Farming Research Centre, Katumani, Kenya, which represents 40 kg P/ha (plus 60 kg N/ha) significantly increased the yield of bulrush millet, particularly from vegetativeto reproductive stages of growth. In this period, rapid growth and significant millet yield increases occurred from plots where P was applied in bands. This is attributed to increased accessibility of developing roots to the phosphate in bands, particularly from the more soluble DAP and TSP
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East African Agricultural and Forestry Journal, 55 (No. 4), pp. 239-248
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