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Economic analysis of soil fertility restoration options in potato bean of gardening intercropping in south rift, Kenya

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dc.contributor.author Ngeno Vincent, BK Langat, Rop Wendi, W Chepngeno, MJ Kipsat
dc.date.accessioned 2020-08-14T07:17:59Z
dc.date.available 2020-08-14T07:17:59Z
dc.date.issued 2011-09-26
dc.identifier.uri https://repository.maseno.ac.ke/handle/123456789/2099
dc.description.abstract Soil fertility management options to restore soil fertility depletion have been developed and these consist of inorganic and organic fertilizer applications. However, the adoption rates by smallholder farmers for these soil fertility management options are negligible. The overall aim of this study was to evaluate side-by-side economic aspects of different soil fertility improvement options, which have been tested in the region. Field experiments were carried out to evaluate soil fertility management options on potato-bean production in five districts in south-rift, Kenya (Narok, Bomet, Bureti, Kericho and Konoin). It appeared that application of organic residues is a more feasible and sustainable alternative to the recommended fertilizers. However, for long term yield improvement, fertilization with these recommended fertilizers would only be profitable if applied seasonally. en_US
dc.publisher Academic Journals en_US
dc.subject Fertility depletion, restoration option, economics. en_US
dc.title Economic analysis of soil fertility restoration options in potato bean of gardening intercropping in south rift, Kenya en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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