Nutrient cycling practices and changes in soil properties in the crop-livestock farming systems of western Niger Republic of West Africa

@article{Ikpe2004NutrientCP,
  title={Nutrient cycling practices and changes in soil properties in the crop-livestock farming systems of western Niger Republic of West Africa},
  author={F. Ikpe and J. Powell},
  journal={Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems},
  year={2004},
  volume={62},
  pages={37-45}
}
Pearl millet [Pennisetum glaucum R. (Br.) L.] is grown in West Africa on sandy, acid soils deficient in plant nutrients. In the mixed farming systems of western Niger, livestock graze millet stover by day and deposit dung and urine directly on cropland during overnight kraaling. Kraaling of livestock is perhaps the most important pathway to recycle nutrients and sustain soil fertility. Three tillage practices (immediate tillage, late tillage and no till) four amendment types (dung-plus-urine… Expand

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