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Determinants of change in animal manure use level in banana production in Uganda
(Makerere University, 2011)
Banana yield in Uganda has declined during the past years 20 years due to declining soil fertility, reduced labor availability and increased pests and diseases. Despite the increase in the acreage, under banana production, ...
Optimizing phosphorus availability for bean production on a high altitude andosol
(Makerere University, 2011-08)
In Sub-Saharan Africa, common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) is a food security and income sourcing crop as well as a contributor to soil fertility improvement through biological nitrogen fixation. In Uganda, bean production ...
Socio-economic factors influencing adoption of agroforestry technologies: A case study of Iganga and Tororo Districts, Uganda
(Makerere University., 2009-05-11)
To understand the socio-economic factors influencing the adoption of agroforestry, participatory rural appraisal exercises. A household survey with farm visits and focus group discussions were carried out between November ...
Performance of low phosphorus tolerant bean genotypes on acidic soils of Rwanda.
(Makerere University, 2014-06)
In eastern Africa, bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) production is highly limited by soil fertility decline, particularly phosphorus (P); yet the typical small-scale farmers are incapable of accessing the often recommended means ...
Farmers' perception of the soil fertility status in Tororo District, Eastern Uganda
(Soil Science Society of East Africa, 2000)
Determinants of inorganic fertilizer use by small holder farmers in Uganda.
Many studies have been carried out to determine a household’s decision to use fertilizers in Uganda, however, little attention has been paid to the determinants in the different farming systems. This study was conducted ...
Farmer perceived soil fertility improving tree species, their litter and under-canopy-soil characteristics in livestock farms in Bushenyi District, Uganda.
(Makerere University, 2011-03)
In many Sub-Saharan Africa countries, including Uganda there is declining soil fertility and limited on-farm use of inorganic fertilizers due to poverty and limited subsidies. Thus, integration of soil fertility improving ...
Influence of maize-legume intercropping on striga (Striga hermonthica Del. Benth) control and maize grain yield in Eastern Uganda
(Makerere University, 2014)
Striga is the biggest constraint to maize production to the people of Eastern Uganda. Some of striga control measures include use of agricultural inputs, resistant cultivers and use of trap crops. Most of them have not ...
Farmer perceptions of selected soil fertility indicator plants in central Uganda.
(Makerere University, 2014)
Assessing soil fertility status is one way of evaluating sustainability of land use and management activities. There are basically two methods of assessing soil fertility: the laboratory method and use of indigenous ...
Nematode control and soil fertility improvement in banana using sunn hemp in Uganda
(Makerere University, 2012)
Root-infecting nematodes and declining soil fertility are among the major problems limiting banana production in Uganda. Root-infecting nematodes can cause 100% yield loss. Information on synergistic management of nematodes ...