Effect of N-enriched co-compost on transpiration efficiency and water use efficiency of maize (zea mays L) under controlled irrigation

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dc.contributor.author Ofosu-Budu, G.K.
dc.contributor.author Adamtey, N.
dc.contributor.author Cofie, O.
dc.contributor.author Ofosu-Anim, J.
dc.contributor.author Laryea, K.B.
dc.contributor.author Dionys, F.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-24T11:01:32Z
dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-14T11:53:34Z
dc.date.available 2012-05-24T11:01:32Z
dc.date.available 2017-10-14T11:53:34Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.citation Agricultural Water Management (97): 995-1005 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://197.255.68.203/handle/123456789/1627
dc.description.abstract Population growth, urban expansion and economic development are increasing competition for water use between agriculture and other users. In addition, the high rate of soil degradation and declining soil moisture in the Sub-Saharan African Region have called for several crop production management and irrigation options to improve soil fertility, reduce water use by crops and produce more crops per drop of water. Notwithstanding, this, considerable variations exist in the literature on water use efficiency. WUFewu (economic yield per water used) for maize (Zea mays L) across climates and soil management practices. Different views have been expressed on the effect of different rates of nitrogen (N) application on transpiration efficiency. TE (biomass product per unit of water transpired). The objectives of the study were to assess the effect of different rate of N -enriched municipal waste co-compost and its derivative on TE, WUEewu and yield of maize (Z mays L) in comparison to inorganic waste fertiliser. The green house put experiment was conducted in Accra, Ghana a study loam soil (Ferric Lisisol) using a split plot design. The main plot treatments were soil (S) dewatered focal study (DES) municipal solid water compost ( C) co-compost from municipal solid waste and dewatered focal study (Co) compost enriched with (NH4)2SO4. The sub-plot treatments were different rates of application of nitrogen fertilizer applied at the rate at 91, 150 and 210 kg n ha-1 respectively … en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Agricultural Water Management en_US
dc.title Effect of N-enriched co-compost on transpiration efficiency and water use efficiency of maize (zea mays L) under controlled irrigation en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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