The effectiveness of locally made clay pots as a micro - irrigation equipment

This research established the water balance resulting from the clay irrigation for beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) and Amaranths (hypochondriacus) grown under different plant density per pot and different precedent soil moisture. Results revealed that clay pot irrigation gave good growth for amaranths, under the different conditions, while the same technique did not provide similar results on phaseolus beans.
Cette recherche a établi le bilan hydrique résultant de l’irrigation d’argile pour les haricots (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) et amarantes (hypochondriacus) cultivées dans la densité des plantes différentes par pot et différentes humidités du sol précédent. Les résultats ont révélé que l’irrigation en pot de terre a donné une bonne croissance des amarantes, dans les conditions différentes, tandis que la même technique n’a pas fourni des résultats similaires sur le haricot.
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East Africa
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"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 stakeholers 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 soil science and water management".