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Effect of land preparation and weeding on maize (Zea mays) grain yields in the coastal region of Kenya

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dc.contributor.author EN Gacheru, MK O'Neill, GM Kamau, HM Saha, GD Odhiambo
dc.date.accessioned 2020-08-03T09:03:03Z
dc.date.available 2020-08-03T09:03:03Z
dc.date.issued 1993-01-01
dc.identifier.uri https://repository.maseno.ac.ke/handle/123456789/1757
dc.description.abstract A field study was conducted at the Regional Research Centre, Mtwapa and at the Msabaha subcentre in Kilifi District of Coast Province, Kenya between 1986 and 1989. The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of four land preparation methods and different weeding regimes on maize (Zea mays) grain yield. Land preparation methods were slashing, hand hoeing, tractor ploughing, and herbicide (paraquat) application.’ Weeding treatments were: no weeding, hand weeding at 4th leaf, 10th leaf, 16th leaf, 4th and 10th leaf, 4th and 16th leaf, 10th and 16th leaf stages, and weed control using a pre‐emergence herbicide (pendimethalin and atrazine—metolachlor mixture). Use of pre‐emergence herbicide had the same effect on grain yield as two weedings (at 4th and 10th leaf stages). The yields obtained with chemical weeding were significantly higher than those obtained with one early weeding … en_US
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis Group en_US
dc.subject Hand weeding, herbicides, land preparation, pendimethalin, atrazine, metolachlor, Kenya en_US
dc.title Effect of land preparation and weeding on maize (Zea mays) grain yields in the coastal region of Kenya en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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