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dc.contributor.authorMuhereza, Innocent
dc.contributor.authorPritchard, Deborah
dc.contributor.authorMurray-Prior, Roy
dc.contributor.authorBowden, B.
dc.contributor.editorDr B.O. Fademi
dc.contributor.editorMr W Tumwesigye
dc.identifier.citationMuhereza, I. and Pritchard, D. and Murray-Prior, R. and Bowden, B. 2011. Socio-economic potential of cattle manure application for crop production in Uganda: A case of Wakiso, Mukono and Kampala Districts, in B.O. Fademi and W. Tumwesigye (ed), Innovation and Sustainability Conference and Expo, Aug 24 2011, pp. 16-18. Kampala, Uganda: Pilot Intenational.

A socio economic survey of small-holder farmers was carried out in the central districts of Wakiso, Mukono and Kampala, Uganda to assess the current situation of small-holder crop-livestock farms with respect to the requirements and options for nutrient applications, including cattle manure, with soil sampling conducted to identify nutrients most limiting to plant production. A total of 95% of the respondents were using cattle manure and 5% inorganic fertilisers. The major benefits obtained from cattle manure were increased yields (41%) and low cost (29%), while negative effects were poor hygienic conditions (25%) and bad odour (19%). The soil test results showed low levels of nitrogen (N); however, scientific research on N availability following application of cattle manure for crop production is lacking in Uganda. The relative effectiveness of N compared to inorganic fertiliser was determined from field and glasshouse experiments. A mechanistic dynamic model, select your nitrogen (SYN) that integrates this knowledge to predict crop N availability, N uptake, potential yield and economic returns, has been developed for possible adoption for Ugandan conditions to improve fertiliser/cattle manure use.

dc.publisherPilot Intenational
dc.subjectcattle manure
dc.titleSocio-economic potential of cattle manure application for crop production in Uganda: A case of Wakiso, Mukono and Kampala Districts.
dc.typeConference Paper
dcterms.source.titlePilot International Newsletter Issue No 8 - August-November 2011
dcterms.source.seriesPilot International Newsletter Issue No 8 - August-November 2011
dcterms.source.conferenceInnovation and Sustainability Conference and Expo
dcterms.source.conference-start-dateAug 24 2011
dcterms.source.conferencelocationKampala, Uganda
dcterms.source.place15/17 2nd Street Industrial Area, PO Box 22500, Kampala, Uganda
curtin.departmentMuresk Institute
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