1. CORESTA Congress, Berlin, 2016, Agronomy/Phytopathology Groups, AP 11

    Linking liming and soil nutrients availability: bridging the gap on knowledge of the effect of liquid liming agents as soil pH correction tools for improved yields and quality of flue-cured tobacco in Malawi

    MTONGA Y.P.(1); MUMBA J.B.(1); GOMONDA R.W.J.(1); KHUMBANYIWA A.G.(1); LOCKINGTON I.(2)
    (1) Agricultural Research and Extension Trust (ARET), Lilongwe, Malawi; (2) Greenbelt Fertilisers Ltd, Kanengo, Lilongwe, Malawi
    Malawi soils are highly weathered and acidic resulting in fixation of Phosphorus (P), Potassium (K) and Nitrogen (N) into insoluble forms with iron (Fe) and aluminium (Al) which are inaccessible by plants. Soil pH correction through liming to...
  2. CORESTA Meeting, Agronomy/Phytopathology, 2015, Izmir, Turkey, APPOST 01

    Evaluation of effect of coated fertilisers for use in flue-cured tobacco production

    MTONGA Y.P.(1); MUMBA J.B.(1); GOMONDA R.W.J.(1); LOCKINGTON I.(2); MACMILLAN C.(2)
    (1) Agricultural Research and Extension Trust (ARET), Lilongwe, Malawi; (2) Greenbelt Fertilisers Ltd, Mazabuka, Zambia
    Two coatings, one which coats phosphate known as Avail and another called Nutrisphere-N which coats nitrogen, were used. Avail lengthened phosphate availability by protecting the phosphates from being locked up by Fe, Al, Mg and Ca. Nutrisphere-N...