Limiting nutrients for bean production on contrasting soil types of Lake Victoria Crescent of Uganda Kyomuhendo, P. Tenywa, M. M. Semalulu, O. Lenssen, Andrew Lenssen, A. W. Yost, R. S. Mazur, R. E. Kyebogola, S. Goettsch, L. H.
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dc.contributor.department Agronomy 2019-02-03T09:56:32.000 2020-06-29T23:06:09Z 2020-06-29T23:06:09Z Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2018 2018-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>Common bean (<em>Phaseolus vulgaris</em> L.) is one of the most important grain legumes in East Africa, but its yield has remained below the genetic potential. Declining soil fertility is among the primary constraints to bean production in most East African bean producing regions. Often existing recommendations are generic and inept to guide farm level decision making on nutrient replenishment. A greenhouse nutrient omission study was conducted to determine the limiting nutrients in three soils of Masaka District, commonly cropped to beans: “<em>Liddugavu</em>” a Phaeozem, “<em>Limyufumyufu</em>” a Cambisol and “<em>Luyinjayinga</em>” an Umbrisol soil. Nine treatments; (i) complete nutrient treatment, (ii) N omitted, (iii) P omitted, (iv) K omitted, (v) Mg omitted, (vi) S omitted, (vii) Ca omitted, (viii) Micronutrients omitted and (ix) control without nutrients. Each treatment was randomly assigned to the three soils and replicated three times using a completely randomised design. Nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium were limiting nutrients for bean production in Umbrisol (Luyinjayinja) while in Cambisol (‘<em>Limyufumyufu</em>), common bean production was most limited by soil acidity. The performance varied with soil types, with beans grown on the Phaeozem registering greater leaf number and growth, confirming both scientist’s and local farmer’s knowledge that this soil has greater potential than the other two soils.</p>
dc.description.comments <p>This article is published as Kyomuhendo, P., M.M. Tenywa, O. Semalulu, <strong>A. Lenssen</strong>, R. Yost, S. Kyebegola, L. Goettsch, R. Mazur. 2018. Limiting nutrients for bean production on three contrasting soils. African Crop Science Journal. 26:543-554. doi: <a href="" target="_blank">10.4314/acsj.v26i4.8</a>.</p>
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dc.source.uri 10.4314/acsj.v26i4.8
dc.subject.disciplines Agriculture
dc.subject.disciplines Agronomy and Crop Sciences
dc.subject.disciplines Food Security
dc.subject.disciplines Plant Breeding and Genetics
dc.subject.disciplines Soil Science
dc.subject.keywords Cambisol
dc.subject.keywords Phaeozem
dc.subject.keywords Phaseolus vulgaris
dc.subject.keywords Umbrisol
dc.title Limiting nutrients for bean production on contrasting soil types of Lake Victoria Crescent of Uganda
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