Agronomy and natural resource management Programme
  • By ANDREW.KACHIWILE

Agronomy and natural resource management Programme

This is a programme mandated to undertake soil fertility evaluation and plant nutrition assessment for soil fertility improvements and environmental conservation, undertake conservation agriculture towards increased food production and contribute to food security; undertake soil mapping for land resource inventory, evaluation and decision making and developing fertilizer recommendation packages for crops in different agro-ecologies.

The programme has been working hand in hand with different stakeholders to ensure the sustainability of climate-smart agriculture is implemented. These actions include the development of fertilizer recommendation packages, cost-effective Integrated soil fertility and weed management packages for recommendations and conducting regular soil sampling for monitoring soil health status and soil mapping for best sugarcane growing areas 

Ongoing projects

No.

Title of the project

Team members

Duration

1

Evaluation of different levels of fertilizers  for improved sugarcane productivity at  Kagera mill area

Leila Lwiza, Herman Kalimba, MagrethMziray, Rose Pachi and Judith Setebe

3 years

2

Evaluation of different herbicides for use in sugarcane  fields at Kagera

Leila Lwiza, Herman Kalimba, MagrethMziray, Rose Pachi and Judith Setebe

3 years

3

Strategic management of Striga weed in sugarcane fields at Kilombero mill area

Herman Kalimba, MagrethMziray, Rose Pachi, Judith Setebe and  Leila Lwiza

2 Years

4

Establishing critical periods of weed competition on sugarcane crop for strategic management

Herman Kalimba, MagrethMziray, Rose Pachi, Judith Setebe  and Leila Lwiza

3 years

5

Integrated soil fertility management for improved sugarcane cultivation (new)

 

Leila Lwiza, Herman Kalimba, MagrethMziray, Rose Pachi and Judith Setebe

3 years

 

Technologies developed

1.Fertilizer recommendation package for sugarcane in eastern zone

2. Herbicide recommendation package for sugarcane in eastern zone

3. Fertilizer recommendation package for sugarcane in Lake Zone is on its final stages

4. Herbicide recommendation package for sugarcane in Lake Zone is on its final stages