Nitrogen fertilizer equivalencies of organics of differing quality and optimum combination with inorganic nitrogen source in Central Kenya

@article{Kimetu2004NitrogenFE,
  title={Nitrogen fertilizer equivalencies of organics of differing quality and optimum combination with inorganic nitrogen source in Central Kenya},
  author={Joseph M. Kimetu and Daniel N. Mugendi and Cheryl A. Palm and Patrick Kiiti Mutuo and Catherine N. Gachengo and Andr{\'e} Bationo and S. Nandwa and J. B. Kungu},
  journal={Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems},
  year={2004},
  volume={68},
  pages={127-135}
}
Decline in crop yields is a major problem facing smallholder farmers in Kenya and the entire Sub-Saharan region. This is attributed mainly to the mining of major nutrients due to continuous cropping without addition of adequate external nutrients. In most cases inorganic fertilizers are expensive, hence unaffordable to most smallholder farmers. Although organic nutrient sources are available, information about their potential use is scanty. A field experiment was set up in the sub-humid… CONTINUE READING

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