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Mineral Nutrition and Integration of Forage Legumes into Smallholder Farming Systems, with Emphasis on Velvet Bean [Mucuna pruriens (L) DC var. utilis].
The major objective of this work was to evaluate and compare forage supply and soil fertility effects of velvet bean (Mucuna pruriens var. utilis) integrated into smallholder cropping systems as ley, intercrop and green ...
Effects of cotton-cowpea intercropping on crop yields and soil nutrient status under Zimbabwean rain-fed conditions
Intercropping of cotton and cowpea is one of the ways to improve food security and soil fertility while generating and maintaining cash income of the rural poor. A study was carried out to find out the effects of cotton-cowpea ...
Velvet Bean and Cowpea Residual Effects on Maize Crop in Smallholder Farming Areas of Zimbabwe
(Canadian Center of Science and Education, 2017-10-31)
On-farm research was conducted in Dendenyore Communal Land and Zana Resettlement areas of Hwedza District, Zimbabwe from 1999 to 2001.The objective of the study was to evaluate the effects of velvet bean and cowpea on ...
Soil organic matter dynamics and crop productivity as affected by organic resource quality and management practices on smallholder farms
Crop productivity in low-input agricultural systems is largely a function of the soil’s capacity to hold and release nutrients in soil organic matter (SOM). Although sandy soils on most Zimbabwean smallholder farms ...