Soil moisture variability and its effect on herbage production in semi-arid rangelands of Kenya

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dc.contributor.author Musembi, David K.
dc.contributor.author Too, D. K.
dc.contributor.author Trlica, M. J.
dc.date.accessioned 2015-04-23T08:05:35Z
dc.date.available 2015-04-23T08:05:35Z
dc.date.issued 1999
dc.identifier.citation Proceedings of the 6. KARI Scientific Conference. Agricultural Research and Development for Sustainable Resource Management and Increased Production, 1999; p. 476-481 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://inis.iaea.org/search/search.aspx?orig_q=RN:38040354
dc.identifier.uri http://repository.seku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/1235
dc.description.abstract Herbaceous biomass, soil moisture and plant water were monitored for three growing seasons. Clearing of brush species resulted in significant increase in a herbaceous biomass and cover during periods with adequate soil moisture. Effective rainfall for plant growth occurred in a period of 4 weeks during the long rainy season of 1992 and 13 to 17 weeks during the 1992-93 short rains. The amount and duration of soil moisture, particularly in the upper soil profile levels, determined the quantity of herbage produced. It was concluded that nearly all herbage produced in bushed grasslands occurred during the period between October and February, while lesser production occur ed during March to May en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Soil moisture variability and its effect on herbage production in semi-arid rangelands of Kenya en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US


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