A Note on the Cultivation of Eleusine Coracana in the Misuku Hills

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1938
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Charles B.C.G
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The Misuku Hills, in the extreme north of the Nyasaland Protectorate, rise to a height of over 6,000 feet and are broken up by deep valleys, the bulk of the culti- vation being on the lower slopes at Approximately 5,000 feet. The rainfall varies between sixty and seventy inches per annum and the area generally is one of great fertility, supporting a large Population of natives, cattle and goats. Double-cropping is the rule, maize, the staple crop, being invariably followed by beans in the same season, while there Is a small native coffee industry.
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, IV (2), p. 140-140