Agronomic and economic performance of reservoir sediment for rehabilitating degraded soils in Northern Ethiopia

  title={Agronomic and economic performance of reservoir sediment for rehabilitating degraded soils in Northern Ethiopia},
  author={Gebreyohannes Girmay and Haile Mitiku and Bal Ram Singh},
  journal={Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems},
Nutrient export through sediment is, often, not given due attention in improving the fertility of soils. A Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD) (replicated three times) was conducted to assess the effect of sediment, collected from a microdam, on the yield of a local wheat cultivar (Triticum aestivum) grown on a Luvisol and a Vertisol during cropping season of 2003 and 2004 in Tigray, Ethiopia. In the first season, the treatments consisted of applying 34.3 Mg sediment ha−1 (T1), 0.1 Mg urea… CONTINUE READING


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