Performance of a Small Vegetable Market Garden In Uganda

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1972
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Will, A. G. K.
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The trial was a small 0.3 ha (t acre) vegetable market garden developed on the slope of a typical Buganda swampy valley. The garden was in operation for 5 years, the area cropped annually being 0.18 ha (0.45 acre). A system of strict land and crop rotation was followed; crops having been selected over the period according to performance and local marketability. It is stressed that soil acidity was a critical factor, pH having fallen from 6.6 after the first year's cultivation to 4.6 after the third year's cultivation. Cultural practice in the field; artificial fertilizers used; method of irrigation; nursery practice incorporating the use of a soilblock technique in transplant production and a note on the pest and disease problem, are given.
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, 38, p. 9-15
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