Table of Contents
ISRN Agronomy
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 213729, 5 pages
Research Article

Residual Nitrogen Contributions from Grain Legumes to the Growth and Development of Succeeding Maize Crop

1Nigerian Medicinal Plants Development Company, Abuja, Nigeria
2Department of Agronomy, Nasarawa State University, P.M.B. 1022, Keffi, Nigeria

Received 8 April 2012; Accepted 26 June 2012

Academic Editors: N. Bellaloui and E. Ober

Copyright © 2012 M. A. Adeleke and I. M. Haruna. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Linked References

  1. S. A. Tarawali, B. B. Singh, S. C. Gupta et al., “Cowpea as a key factor for a new approach to Integrate crop-livestock systems research in dry savannas of West Africa,” in Challenges and Opportunities for Enhancing Sustainable Cowpea Production, Proceedings of the world cowpea conference III held at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan, Nigeria, 2002. View at Google Scholar
  2. A. Myers, “Cereal cropping,” Plant and Soil, vol. 174, pp. 30–33, 1988. View at Google Scholar
  3. O. Ologunde and V. B. Ogunlela, “Response to rate, timing, and method of N fertilization by maize in the Southern Guinea savanna of Nigeria,” Nigeria Agricultural Journal, vol. 19-20, pp. 64–72, 1984. View at Google Scholar
  4. I. M. Haruna, S. M. Maunde, and S. Yahuza, “Growth and Yield of Roselle (Hibiscus sabdarifffa L.) as affected by poultry manure and nitrogen fertilizer rates in the Northern guinea Savanna of Nigeria,” Canadian Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 1345–1348, 2011. View at Google Scholar
  5. S. Shulz, R. J. Carsky, and S Tarawali, “Herbaceous legumes: the panacea for West African soil fertility problem?” in Soil Fertility Maintenance in West Africa, G. Etian, Ed., Soil Science Society of America and American Society of Agronomy, Madison, Wis, USA, 2001. View at Google Scholar
  6. L. A. Nnadi, “Nitrogen economy in selected farming systems of the Savanna region,” in Nitrogen Cycling in West African Eco-Systems, T. Rosswall, Ed., Stockholin, Sweden, 1990. View at Google Scholar
  7. M. A. Mohammed-Saleem and R. M. Olsyina, “Grain yields of maize and the nitrogen contribution following stylocanthes pasture in the Nigeria subhumis zone,” Experiment Agriculture, vol. 22, pp. 207–214, 1986. View at Google Scholar
  8. S. A. Tarawali and M. Peters, “The potential contribution of selected forage legume pastures to cereal production in crop-livestock farming systems,” Journal of Agricultural Science, vol. 127, no. 2, pp. 175–182, 1996. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  9. G. W. Snedecor and W. G. Cochran, Statistical Methods, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA, 8th edition, 1990.
  10. H. J. Evans, D. W. Emerich, T. Ruiz–Argueso, R. J. Maier, and S. L. Albercht, “Hydrogen metabolism in the legume—Rhizobium Symbiosis,” in Nitrogen Fixation, W. E. Newton and W. H. Orme-Johnson, Eds., vol. 2, New Delaware, University Park Press, Baltimore, Md, USA, 1980. View at Google Scholar
  11. J. D. H. Keatinge, N. Chapanian, and M. C. Saxena, “Effect of improved management of legumes in a legume-cereal rotation on field estimates of crop nitrogen uptake and symbiotic nitrogen fixation in northern Syria,” Journal of Agricultural Science, vol. 110, no. 3, pp. 651–659, 1988. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  12. E. A. Vasconcellous, “Communicate Tecnido Centre Naccional des peg Quissa de milto sorgo,” no. 5:5, part 12 ref, Brazil, 1989.
  13. N. C. Brady, Nature and Properties of Soils, Macmillan, London, UK, 1984.
  14. N. C. Brady and R. R. Weil, Elements of the Nature and Properties of Soil, Pearson and Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ, USA, 2nd edition, 2004.