Combining Tithonia diversifolia and minjingu phosphate rock for improvement of P availability and maize grain yields on a chromic acrisol in Morogoro, Tanzania

@article{Ikerra2006CombiningTD,
  title={Combining Tithonia diversifolia and minjingu phosphate rock for improvement of P availability and maize grain yields on a chromic acrisol in Morogoro, Tanzania},
  author={Susan T. Ikerra and Ernest Semu and Jerome P. Mrema},
  journal={Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems},
  year={2006},
  volume={76},
  pages={249-260}
}
A 2-year field experiment was conducted to evaluate the effects of Tithonia diversifolia green manure combined with either Minjingu phosphate rock (MPR) or triple super phosphate (TSP) on soil chemical properties that influence P availability, P pools and maize grain yields, on a Chromic Acrisol in Morogoro, Tanzania. Leafy biomass of tithonia was applied before maize planting for two consecutive growing seasons. Treatments compared were the control, MPR and TSP each at 80 kg P ha−1; tithonia… CONTINUE READING
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