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ISRN Agronomy
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 597216, 10 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2012/597216
Research Article

Effects of Organic and Inorganic Materials on Soil Acidity and Phosphorus Availability in a Soil Incubation Study

1Department of Horticulture, Kabianga University College, P.O. Box 2030, Kericho, Kenya
2Department of Soil Science, Moi University, P.O. Box 1125, Eldoret, Kenya

Received 5 April 2012; Accepted 10 May 2012

Academic Editors: R. Burt, T. E. Fenton, and J. Hatfield

Copyright © 2012 P. A. Opala et al. 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.

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