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Effect of soil fertility on early growth of Leucaena and Gliricidia in alley farms



Effect of soil fertility on early growth of Leucaena and Gliricidia in alley farms



Agroforestry Systems 8(2): 157-164



Young Leucaena leucocephala and Gliricidia sepium alley cropped with food crops on farmers' fields in southwestern Nigeria showed marked variation in growth and foliage coloration. A field study was undertaken to determine whether variation in soil fertility was responsible for the differential growth of the 2 species. Height 6 and 9 months after planting was significantly correlated with soil organic C and total N.

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DOI: 10.1007/bf00123118


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