Effect Of Farmyard Manure And Mineral Fertilizers On Maize Yield And Soil Properties In Huye And Bugesera Districts Of Rwanda

Agriculture in Rwanda is today characterized by low agricultural productivity due to soil fertility decline. This is mainly attributed to the mining of nutrients due to continuous cropping without adequate external addition of inputs. The adoption of Integrated Soil Fertility Management (ISFM) technologies such as the combination of organic manure and mineral fertilizers is being taken as one of solutions to this situation. A study was therefore, conducted to investigate the effects of farmyard manure and mineral fertilizers on maize yield response, crop nutrient uptake, nutrient use efficiency and to evaluate changes of bio-chemical soil properties brought about by the treatments applied. The study was conducted at the Research Stations of Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB), namely, at Rubona in Huye and at Karama in Bugesera Districts in Southern and Eastern provinces of Rwanda,respectively. The experiment was arranged in a randomized complete block design (RCBD) with three factors : nitrogen, phosphorus fertilizers and farmyard manure. Nitrogen and phosphorus fertilizers were applied at three levels, 0, 50 and 100 Kg/ha for nitrogen and 0, 25 and 50 kg/ha for phosphorus while Manure levels were two (0 and 10 tons/ha). Maize was the test crop and was planted in plots measuring 4.5 x 4.5 m with a spacing of 75 x 30 cm. The experiments were replicated three times. Soils samples were analyzed for soil pH, soil organic Carbon, total N, available phosphorus,Potassium, CEC, ECEC, Exchangeable acidity and microbial status of the soil. Maize grains were dried after harvest and weighed at 12.5% moisture content. The data was analyzed by ANOVA using general linear model of SAS software. Regression and correlation were used to establish relationships between measured parameters. The results showed that maize grain yield,1000 grain weight and stover biomass were influenced significantly (P

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MUNYABARENZI, I (2021). Effect Of Farmyard Manure And Mineral Fertilizers On Maize Yield And Soil Properties In Huye And Bugesera Districts Of Rwanda. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/effect-of-farmyard-manure-and-mineral-fertilizers-on-maize-yield-and-soil-properties-in-huye-and-bugesera-districts-of-rwanda

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MUNYABARENZI, INNOCENT "Effect Of Farmyard Manure And Mineral Fertilizers On Maize Yield And Soil Properties In Huye And Bugesera Districts Of Rwanda" Afribary. Afribary, 03 Jun. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/effect-of-farmyard-manure-and-mineral-fertilizers-on-maize-yield-and-soil-properties-in-huye-and-bugesera-districts-of-rwanda. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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MUNYABARENZI, INNOCENT . "Effect Of Farmyard Manure And Mineral Fertilizers On Maize Yield And Soil Properties In Huye And Bugesera Districts Of Rwanda". Afribary, Afribary, 03 Jun. 2021. Web. 24 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/effect-of-farmyard-manure-and-mineral-fertilizers-on-maize-yield-and-soil-properties-in-huye-and-bugesera-districts-of-rwanda >.

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MUNYABARENZI, INNOCENT . "Effect Of Farmyard Manure And Mineral Fertilizers On Maize Yield And Soil Properties In Huye And Bugesera Districts Of Rwanda" Afribary (2021). Accessed May 24, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/effect-of-farmyard-manure-and-mineral-fertilizers-on-maize-yield-and-soil-properties-in-huye-and-bugesera-districts-of-rwanda