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Record number 332794
Title The effect of managing improved fallows of Mucuna pruriens on maize production and soil carbon and nitrogen dynamics in sub-humid Zimbabwe
Author(s) Whitbread, A.M.; Jiri, O.; Maasdorp, B.
Source Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems 69 (2004)1. - ISSN 1385-1314 - p. 59 - 71.
Department(s) Plant Production Systems
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2004
Keyword(s) rice cropping systems - mineral n dynamics - west-africa - northeast thailand - organic-matter - savanna zone - leaf litters - lowland rice - sandy soil - management
Abstract Mucuna pruriens has emerged as a successful forage or green manure legume for use in the smallholder animal-livestock systems of Zimbabwe. The efficiency of N recovery from mucuna residues in subsequent maize crops can be low and the loss of nitrate nitrogen from the soil profile prior to maize N demand is proposed as a reason for this. An experiment was established in the 1999-2000 wet season at seven on-farm sites in a communal farming district of Zimbabwe (average rainfall 650-900 mm) on acidic (pH
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