African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6589

Full Length Research Paper

Restoring soil fertility in previously sugarcane cropped farms for maize production in Butere- Kakamega County

S. Oyamo
  • S. Oyamo
  • Department of Soil Science, School of Agriculture and Biotechnology, University of Eldoret, P. O. Box 1125, Eldoret, Kenya.
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C. Serrem
  • C. Serrem
  • Department of Soil Science, School of Agriculture and Biotechnology, University of Eldoret, P. O. Box 1125, Eldoret, Kenya.
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A. N. Otinga
  • A. N. Otinga
  • Department of Soil Science, School of Agriculture and Biotechnology, University of Eldoret, P. O. Box 1125, Eldoret, Kenya.
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  •  Received: 14 November 2016
  •  Accepted: 04 July 2017
  •  Published: 17 August 2017

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Oyamo S, Serrem C, Otinga N (2016). The causes of shifting from Sugarcane production to other crops by farmers in Butere Kakamega County: (SAS) for windows 9.1 service pack 4(SAS Institute 2011). Res. J. Agric. 3:6.