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Development of tools and techniques for tilling and draining of vertisols for increased crop yield in arid and semi arid lands (ASAL) of Kenya

Macharia, J.M.K.; Muckle, T.B.

Conservation agriculture, a worldwide challenge First World Congress on conservation agriculture, Madrid, Spain, 1-5 October, 2001 Volume 2 offered contributions: 637-641


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Traditional grazing of vertisols in arid and semi-arid regions of Kenya is giving way to arable cropping but waterlogging and flooding seriously reduce crop yields. Trials on drainage and early planting undertaken 1989-94 showed increased yields. These results were on small plots cultivated by hand tools but farmers use oxen and could not adopt these results.

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