Effects Of Farmyard Manure And Fertilizers On Maize In Semi-arid Areas Of Eastern Kenya

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1983
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Ikombo,B.M
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Sessional paper No.4 of 1981 on National Food Policy in Kenya has underscored the importance of developing efficient crop-production systems for semi-arid lands. However, food production in these areas is limited by inadequate rainfall and low soil fertility. Recently, for example. analysis of soil collected by the author has revealed that most of the soils in semi-arid areas of Eastern Province are deficient in N. P, Cu. and Zn. and are also quite low in organic-matter content. Under these conditions. the maintenance and improvement of soil fertility becomes fundamental in all agronomic studies.
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, 44, p. 266-282