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Cover for Precision nutrient management.

This chapter will focus on cumulative fertigation research undertaken primarily in high-density apple and cherry as a case study of the practical application of fertigation. Thus, the information is most relevant to semi-arid fruit-growing regions, where irrigation is required to achieve...

Author(s)
Neilsen, G.; Neilsen, D.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648507)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Assessing the effectiveness of agricultural R&D for groundnut, pearl millet, pigeonpea and sorghum in West and Central Africa and East and Southern Africa.

An understanding of the performance of sorghum, pearl millet, and groundnut programmes from the perspectives of scientific capacity, output of released varieties and the level of adoption of these improved varieties is not as comprehensive as in other staple food crops such as maize. This chapter...

Author(s)
Ndjeunga, J.; Mausch, K.; Simtowe, F.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644011)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Jatropha (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Jatropha curcas</i> L.).

The claim of jatropha (Jatropha curcas) being a wonder plant is based on its perceived ability to grow successfully in semi-arid environmental conditions and on degraded soils. This chapter describes the (i) plant root traits and their significance for drought tolerance; (ii) jatropha plantations'...

Author(s)
Wani, S. P.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938857)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Smallholder farmers' use of integrated nutrient-management strategies: patterns and possibilities in Machakos district of Eastern Kenya.

This paper examines the factors that condition farmers' choice of soil-fertility maintenance practices in a semiarid cropping system. It describes recent data on farmers' soil-fertility maintenance practices in a semiarid area (Machakos district) of Kenya. The data were collected in a random survey ...

Author(s)
Freeman, H. A.; Coe, R.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851995845)
Type
Book chapter

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