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Increasing wheat yields sustainability through agronomic means
This paper examines common factors that constrain wheat yields: insufficient nutrients (using nitrogen as an example); problems of late planting and poor crop establishment; suboptimal water management; lodging; and weeds. ...
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 ...
Reduced nitrogen and improved farm income for irrigated spring wheat in the Yaqui Valley, Mexico, using sensor based nitrogen management
Wheat nitrogen-use efficiency in the Yaqui Valley has been estimated at about 0.31. The nitrogen that is not recovered by the crop has important environmental costs that have regional and global consequences. In addition, ...
Remote sensing assessment of regional yield losses due to sub-optimal planting dates and fallow period weed management
New tools in agricultural research are needed for improved assessment of agronomic practices and their impacts on crop production. Remote sensing data acquired by satellite sensors offers great promise to complement ...