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Velvetbean: A "new" plant with a history
Velvetbean (Mucuna spp.), a vigorous climbing legume of Asian origin, is prominent among the plants currently promoted for use as a green manure and cover crop in the humid tropics. What is not so well known, however, is ...
The adoption of soil conservation technology in El Salvador: Linking productivity and conservation
Soil conservation practices were successfully disseminated and adopted among farmers in Guaymango, El Salvador, whereas farmers in two similar areas failed to adopt them. Adoption was successful in Guaymango for two reasons. ...
Integration of environmental, agronomic, and economic aspects of fertilizer management
Nitrogen fertilization is a substantial source of nitrogen-containing trace gases that have both regional and global consequences, In the intensive wheat systems of Mexico, typical fertilization practices lead to extremely ...
The evolution of the MasAgro hubs : responsiveness and serendipity as drivers of agricultural innovation in a dynamic and heterogeneous context
(Taylor and Francis, 2016)
Little is known about effective ways to operationalize agricultural innovation processes. We use the MasAgro program in Mexico (which aims to increase maize and wheat productivity, profitability and sustainability), and ...
Agriculture and crop science in China: Innovation and sustainability
The International Crop Science Congress (ICSC) is a regularly held event allowing crop scientists from around the world to integrate current knowledge into a global context and international applications. The 7th ICSC was ...
Impact of CIMMYT varieties on the genetic diversity of wheat in Australia, 1973-1993
Wheats derived from germplasm developed by the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) have been grown widely in Australia since the early 1970s. The impact of CIMMYT germplasm on the genetic diversity ...