Manejo de Suelos - Fertilización, Compostado, Nutrición vegetal

Uso Agronómico de Restos de Cosecha en los Invernaderos Enarenados de la Cuenca Mediterránea

  El manejo de los restos de cosecha en los suelos arenados empleados para la producción de frutas y hortalizas en invernadero no constituye una práctica agrícola común en las fincas. Tradicionalmente los restos de cosecha han ocasionado graves problemas sanitarios...
José Manuel Torres Nieto
Cajamar Caja Rural

Influence of Different Nitrogen Sources on the Growth and Yield of Three Varieties of Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus) in Kabba, Kogi State, Nigeria

  Experiments were carried out at the Research Site of Horticultural Section, Kabba College of Agriculture to investigate the influence of different nitrogen sources on the growth and yield of three varieties of okra. The experiment was laid out in split block design with varieties as main...
Sinmidele K. Ogundare
Frank D. Owa
Omolola O. Etukudo
Naomi K. Ibitoye-Ayeni
Scientific Research Publishing

Yield and Fiscal Benefits of Rhizobium Inoculation Supplemented with Phosphorus (P) and Potassium (K) in Climbing Beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) Grown in Northern Tanzania

  Both field and green house experiments were intended to investigate and evaluate the outcome of rhizobial inoculation supplemented with P and K on climbing beans production in northern Tanzania. The results obtained indicated that, inoculation using Rhizobium inoculants supplemented with...
George W. Mmbaga
Kelvin M. Mtei
Patrick A. Ndakidemi
Scientific Research Publishing

Influence of Biozyme® on Chlorophyll Content, Flowering and Physiological Maturity of Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) Cultivars

  The study was conducted at Egerton University in 2010/2011 in a split plot experiment, arranged in a randomized complete block design. The research was replicated three times and repeated once. Main plots were assigned to potato cultivars (Tigoni and Asante), while subplots were assigned to...
Benard K.Karanja
Dorcas K. Isutsa
Joseph N. Aguyoh
International Journal of Current Agricultural Research

Comparison of Tithonia (Tithonia diversifolia)Green Manure, Poultry manure and Inorganic Sources of Nitrogen in the Growth of Kales (Brassicae oleraceae) in Nyeri County, Kenya

  Production of vegetables in Nyeri County (Central Kenya) is greatly hampered by failure of farmers to use fertilizers. This is partly because of the relative high cost of the fertilizers. Tithonia green manure may provide a suitable alternative to the conventional inorganic sources of...
Peter Muchiri
P.W. Mathenge
African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development

Effects of Plant Density and NPK Application on the Growth and Yield of White Guinea Yam (Dioscorea Rotundata Poir)

  Studies were conducted at Evboneka, Edo State, Nigeria in a forest zone to examine the effect of increasing plant population and NPK application on the growth and tuber yield of Dioscorea rotundata (Poir) cv “Obiaoturugo”. This study involved three trials. The first was conducted...
Kola Law-Ogbomo
Osaigbovo, A. U.
African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development

Response of Maize (Zea mays L.) to Green Manure from Varying Populations of Cowpea in a Derived Savannah of Nigeria

  A field experiment was carried out at the Teaching and Research farm of the University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, located between longitude 70 15’ N and latitude 30 25’ E, a derived savannah in south western Nigeria. The study was carried out between April to September 2009 and...
Thomas Fabunmi
RO Balogun
African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development

Handbook for Integrated Soil Fertility Management

  Contents:  1. Introduction  2. The need for ISFM 3. Principles of ISFM  4. Soil fertility management practices  5. Targeting ISFM options 6. Soil and crop production – an introduction 7. Tables and reference information
Thomas Fairhurst
Africa Soil Health Consortium

Influence by Artificial Defoliation and NPK Fertilizer Application on Growth and Yield of Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus (L) Moench)

  A field trial to determine the effect of artificial defoliation and NPK fertilizer application on growth and yield of okra was conducted in 2010 and 2011 at the Teaching and Research Farms of the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria. Okra “Uselu Local...
CNC Nwaoguala
Kola E Law-Ogbomo
AU Osaigbovo
African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development

Chemical Quality of Common Beans as Influenced by Genotype and Aluminium Rates Under Two Soil Liming Regimes

  Soil acidity affects seed yield and crop quality negatively due to aluminium toxicity in most humid tropics where the crop is cultivated for food and cash income by smallholder farmers. This study was conducted to assess the effect of different exchangeable aluminium concentrations on bean...
Hirpa Legesse
Nigussie-Dechassa R.
Setegn G.
G Bultosa
African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development