Combining hill-placed manure and mineral fertilizer enhances maize productivity and profitability in northern Benin

Throughout much of Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), maize production is characterized by low productivity due to the scarce availability and use of external inputs and recurrent droughts exacerbated by climate variability. Within the integrated soil fertility management (ISFM) framework, there is thus a need for optimizing the application of fertilizers and manure to better use the limited nutrient resources and increase crop yield and farmer income. This journal article explains an on-station experiment conducted in Northern Benin over a 4-year period evaluating the effect of hill placement of mineral fertilizer and manure on maize yields and soil chemical properties. 

Journal article

Published on

2017-08-08

Author(s)

  • Tovihoudji, Pierre G
  • Akponikpè, P. B. Irénikatché
  • Adjogboto, Andre
  • Djenontin, Jonas A.
  • Agbossou, Euloge K.
  • Bielders, Charles L.

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Citation

Tovihoudji PG, Irenikatche APB, Adjogboto A. Djenontin JA, Agbossou EK, Bielders CL. 2017. Combining hill-placed manure and mineral fertilizer enhances maize productivity and profitability in northern Benin. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems.