Biological N2 fixation of three Acacia senegal varieties in the drylands of Kenya using 15N natural abundance method

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A study is on-going in Kenya to identify Acacia senegal varieties with high symbiotic biological N2 fixation capacity. Balanites aegyptica, a non-legume species, has been included for comparison. Variety senegal has so far shown the highest leaf biomass (9.9 t/ha) followed by variety leiorhacis and kavensis (5.9 and 3.1 t/ha, respectively). The nitrogen assimulation study is still being analysed.
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2010
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East Africa
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RUFORUM Conferences and Workshops
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Open Access
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Printed resource
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621-623
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About the RUFORUM 2010 Biennal Conference
"The 2010 RUFORUM Biennial Conference was the second in the series. The main objective of the Biennial conferences is to provide a platform for agricultural research for development stakeholders in Africa and beyond to actively exchange findings and experiences, while at the same time learning lessons towards improving performance of the agricultural sector and ultimately people’s livelihoods. The biennial conference is RUFORUM’s most comprehensive meeting for the diversity of stakeholders in agriculture. It is especially dedicated to graduate students and their supervisors, grantees in RUFORUM member universities and alumni. It is a platform for peer review, quality control, mentorship, networking and shared learning. This record contains an extended abstract accepted under the theme of Natural Resource Management"