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Abstract                 Volume:9  Issue-1  Year-2021          Original Research Articles


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Role of Sesbania sesban (L.) Merrill for Soil Fertility Improvement in Ethiopia: A Review
Sissay Dessalgn and Addisu Wolde
1Department of Agroforestry, Debre Markose University, Ethiopia
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Most of world’s agricultural land is degrading rapidly, and productions of agricultural crops are declined in Ethiopia due to land degradation and reduction of soil fertility. Growing of fertilizer trees in agricultural lands is timely and cost efficient way to enhance soil fertility parameters. Fertilizer trees are used to improve the condition of soils used for farming. They capture nitrogen from the air and put it in the soil through their roots and falling leaves. Sesbania sesban, Gliricidia, Tephrosia, and Faidherbia albida are known as fertilizer trees. Sesbania sesban is multipurpose fast-growing, perennial legume tree and N-fixing shrub suitable as a soil quality improver. Sesbania sesban can grow as agroforestry component and alley cropping. It provides green manure and its leaves produce rich compost and this maintain soil fertility through Biological nitrogen fixation

Keywords: Degradation, Fertilizer tree, Sesbania, Soil fertility.
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How to cite this article:

Sissay Dessalgn and Addisu Wolde. 2021. Role of Sesbania sesban (L.) Merrill for Soil Fertility Improvement in Ethiopia: A Review.Int.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 9(1): 81-85
doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2021.901.007