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- Tomato Crop Response to Short-Duration Legume Green Manures in Tropical Vegetable Systems

 

Tomato yield response to GM N was high on poor soils and N could be substituted fully or in part, depending on soil N mineralization. The effect of GM N on tomato yields was marginal on fertile soils. Crops succeeding tomato (e.g., maize) may benefit from residual GM N. Further research on decomposition and N-release of legume GM, and on specific N-uptake patterns by different crops in contrasting environments, is required to further understand gaps in meeting N needs of tomato crops with GM. This should lead to the development of practicable recommendations for farmers as to optimal application method and opportunity for use of GM in specific cropping patterns.Boddey Chalk Victoria Matsui 1984; Bremmer 1965; Eaglesham Ayawabaa Rangarao Eskew 1981; George Ladha Buresh Garrity 1992; George Singleton Bohlool 1988; SAS Institute 1989; SAS Institute 1991


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