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Maize (Zea mays L.) is a staple in the diet of many communities in Kenya. Its production in coastal Kenya is however very low due to low inherent soil fertility and high weed infestation.Studies conducted in the region demonstrated the great potential of Mucuna (Mucuna pruriens) for improving soil fertility and for suppressing weeds. However this legume has a depressive effect on maize when it is intercropped with the cereal, likely resulting from interspecies competition for light and soil resources. Modifications of the maize-mucuna intercropping system, with respect to legume plant density and time of under-sowing it to maize, have been suggested as measures for minimizing yield decline in intercropped maize. The book evaluates the impact of adjusting legume plant density and time of under-sowing it to maize on ground cover, light interception, soil moisture, root distribution, nutrient uptake, weed infestation, and the economic and agronomic benefits of the cereal-legume intercropping systems. Methods of determining LER for cereal-forage legume systems have been suggested. Information provided in this book is useful for agricultural research scientists and extension agents.

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Author Saha Hemedi
Binding Paperback
Brand imusti
EAN 9783659573750
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ISBN 3659573752
Label LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
Manufacturer LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
NumberOfItems 1
NumberOfPages 260
ProductGroup Book
ProductTypeName ABIS_BOOK
PublicationDate 2015-02-13
Publisher LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
Studio LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
Title Resource Use Under Maize-Green Manure Legume Intercropping Systems