Grain and Mulch Production from Maize in Coffee Growing Areas of Kenya

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1973
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Kabaara, A.M.
Kimeu, B.S.
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In the maize experiment carried O'Jt over 1966 and 1967 at the Coffee Research Station, Ruiru, the yields of grain and stover were affected by variety, plant population, fertilizer level, seasonal rainfall, but not by th~ spatial arrangement of the plants. Increasing the fertilizer level from 56 kg P + 79.2 kg N per hectare to 84 kg P + 135.2 kg N per heotare produced a yield increase of 6.9 quintals per hectare grain, and 1.5 tonnes per hectare stover. Higher plant population (increase from 47,839 plants per hectare to 53,818 plants per hectare) was beneficial to grain yield in a wet year, but the benefit in stover yield was negligible.
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East African Agricultural and Forestry Journal, xxxviii (4), pp. 334-342
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