Ministry of Agriculture- Preliminary Investigation of Some Soils of the Uasin Gishu Wheat Belt 1971

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1971
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Ministry of Agriculture
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Wheat 1ie1dsin the Uasin-Gishu Plateau, Rift Valley Province, have been declining and they are generally lower than in other parts of the country enjoying a similar type of climate (Nicholson 1970) yet about 40% of the land devoted to wheat is found in this area. According to some farmers yields are relatively high on newly broken land, and decreases with continuous cropping. The general practice is monoculture which involves planting wheat after wheat over a long period until the yields become uneconomic and it is only then that the farmers plant grass. Although the wheat is fertilized, there is no doubt that the continuous cropping is partly responsible for the decline in yields. It has been found that the use of phosphatic and nitrogenous fertilizers does not halt the general decline in yields, but the inclusion of lime appears to improve yields slightly.
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