Managing Tephrosia mulch and fertilizer to enhance coffee productivity on smallholder farms in the Eastern African Highlands

C. Bucagu, B. Vanlauwe, K.E. Giller

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Abstract

In Maraba, Southwest Rwanda, coffee productivity is constrained by poor soil fertility and lack of organic mulch. We investigated the potential to produce mulch by growing Tephrosia vogelii either intercropped with smallholder coffee or in arable fields o
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-29
JournalEuropean Journal of Agronomy
Volume48
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • resource-allocation
  • nitrogen release
  • cropping systems
  • improved fallows
  • bukoba district
  • western kenya
  • cover crops
  • decomposition
  • variability
  • management

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