TY - CHAP A1 - Felix K. Ngetich A2 - Chris A. Shisanya A3 - Jayne Mugwe A4 - Monicah Mucheru-Muna A5 - Daniel Mugendi ED1 - Joann K. Whalen Y1 - 2012-02-24 PY - 2012 T1 - The Potential of Organic and Inorganic Nutrient Sources in Sub-Saharan African Crop Farming Systems N2 - Soil Fertility Improvement and Integrated Nutrient Management: A Global Perspective presents 15 invited chapters written by leading soil fertility experts. The book is organized around three themes. The first theme is Soil Mapping and Soil Fertility Testing, describing spatial heterogeneity in soil nutrients within natural and managed ecosystems, as well as up-to-date soil testing methods and information on how soil fertility indicators respond to agricultural practices. The second theme, Organic and Inorganic Amendments for Soil Fertility Improvement, describes fertilizing materials that provide important amounts of essential nutrients for plants.The third theme, Integrated Nutrient Management Planning: Case Studies From Central Europe, South America, and Africa, highlights the principles of integrated nutrient management. Additionally, it gives case studies explaining how this approach has been implemented successfully across large geographic regions, and at local scales, to improve the productivity of staple crops and forages. BT - Soil Fertility Improvement and Integrated Nutrient Management SP - Ch. 8 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/28728 DO - 10.5772/28728 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-10-17 ER -