Original Articles

The response of Bambara groundnut (Voandzeia subterranea) and pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan) to applications of lime, P and K

Published in: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
Volume 1, issue 1, 1984 , pages: 4–8
DOI: 10.1080/02571862.1984.10634100
Author(s): V.D. WassermannDepartment of Agriculture,, A.J. KrugerDepartment of Agriculture,, Gillian HeynsDepartment of Agriculture,


Voandzeia subterranea and Cajanus cajan are important pulse crops in tropical and subtropical Africa and their drought hardiness and ability to utilize poor soils are inter alia reasons for this popularity. Both species hold considerable promise as crops in South Africa. The results of a pot trial and a field trial in which the responses of these two species to lime, phosphorus and potassium applications were compared with those of Vigna unguiculata, V. radiata and Arachis hypogaea are reported.

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