Mbuvi, J.P. 1991. Soil fertility management in parts of Machakos. In: Mortimore, M., (ed), "Environmental Change and Dryland Management in Machakos District, Kenya, 1930-1990: Environmental Profile". London, ODI Working Paper No 53 pp 44-50. ISBN 0 85003

Citation:
P PROFMBUVIJOSEPH. "Mbuvi, J.P. 1991. Soil fertility management in parts of Machakos. In: Mortimore, M., (ed), "Environmental Change and Dryland Management in Machakos District, Kenya, 1930-1990: Environmental Profile". London, ODI Working Paper No 53 pp 44-50. ISBN 0 85003 .". In: Asian Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development. Asian Economic and Social Society; 1991.

Abstract:

The influence of soil type, vegetation and landuse on infiltration rate into soils of the semi-arid Sirima and Mukogodo catchments in Likipia District, Kenya was investigated during the dry and the wet seasons by double cylinder infiltrometer. Infiltration rates significantly differed between soils and sites in both areas, and were highest under tree/bush, intermediate on open grass and lowest on bare ground. Cultivation temporarily increased infiltration above that of tree/bush sites. Bulk density, saturated hydraulic conductivity and organic carbon significantly influenced infiltration in both areas, but soil cracking and swelling in Sirima during the dry and the wet season respectively, partially obscured the influence of the physical parameters on infiltration rate

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