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Abstract            Volume:11  Issue-5  Year-2023         Original Research Articles

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Coffee (Coffea arabica L.) Nursery Soil Amendment Research on Acidic Soil of South western Ethiopia - A Review
Bikila Takala
Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research, Jimma Agricultural Research Center, P. O. Box 192, Jimma Ethiopia
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Despite the existence of enormous coffee genetic diversity and importance of the crop in the national economy of the country, its production potential hardly exceeds 0.7 t ha-1. Such a low productivity of the crop mainly stems from drought, inadequate or excessive light or shade, low soil fertility and undulating topography and associated factors, such as soil erosion and soil acidity. In addition, coffee cultivation mainly lies on the production of coffee seedlings with desirable characteristics under the recommended nursery management operations. Because any improper handling made at the early stage would remain to cause poor field performances and life span of coffee trees in the field. Recognizing the problem, several nursery soil amendment researches have been conducted aiming to ameliorate acidic nursery soil and promoting quality coffee seedling production for field planting in acidic soil of south western Ethiopia. Therefore, outstanding research achievements generated so far pertaining to coffee nursery soil amendment in south western Ethiopia are reviewed and briefly presented in this paper.

Keywords: Amendment, Arabica coffee, Coffee seedlings and Nursery management.
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How to cite this article:

Bikila Takala. 2023. Coffee (Coffea arabica L.) Nursery Soil Amendment Research on Acidic Soil of South western Ethiopia - A Review.Int.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 11(5): 15-20
doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2023.1105.003
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